Coalition of Forces for Democratic Change

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Coalition of Forces for Democratic Change
Coalition des Forces de Changements
Founded 28 June 2006
Preceded by Bloc of Eight

The Coalition of Forces for Democratic Change (CFDC) (French: Coalition des Forces de Changements) was an electoral coalition in Mauritania. The Coalition was founded on 28 June 2006 by ten Mauritanian political parties, following Mauritania's return to democracy after the 2005 Mauritanian coup d'état. The main aims of the coalition were to prevent the elections of politicians who had served under former President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, and also to cut Mauritania's diplomatic ties with Israel, with one of the Coalitions first actions being to organise a pro-Palestinian rally in Nouakchott.[1]

Most of the parties were former members of the Bloc of Eight electoral coalition. The only two members of the Bloc of Eight who didn't join the CFDC were the Union for Democracy and Progress and Sawab, which didn't join for ideological reasons.[1]

The coalition won in the 21 January and 4 February 2007 Senate elections 3 out of 56 seats.

Composition[edit]

The parties that made up the coalition were;[1]

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