Democratic Party of Guinea – African Democratic Rally

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Democratic Party of Guinea – African Democratic Rally

Parti Démocratique de Guinée-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
LeaderEl Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein
Co-founderSékou Touré
FoundedJune 1947
HeadquartersConakry, Guinea
IdeologyAfrican nationalism
African socialism
Pan-Africanism[citation needed]
International affiliationAfrican Democratic Rally

The Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally (Parti Démocratique de Guinée-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain) is a political party in Guinea. The party was founded as a branch of the African Democratic Rally (RDA) in June 1947.[1] On 19 October 1958 the party severed its links with the RDA, other members of which supported a closer union with France.[2] The party's leader, Sékou Touré, became the country's first president. Two years later, he declared the PDG to be the sole legal party in the country. As president of the PDG, Touré was the only candidate for president of the republic, and as such was elected unopposed to four seven-year terms. Every five years, a single list of PDG candidates was returned to the National Assembly. After the fall of the Touré regime in 1984, the PDG was dissolved.

In 1992 PDG-RDA was revived under the leadership of El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein. In the parliamentary election held on 30 June 2002, the party won 3.4% of the popular vote and 3 out of 114 seats.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
1961 Ahmed Sékou Touré 1,576,580 100% Elected Green tickY
1968 1,990,726 100% Elected Green tickY
1974 2,432,129 100% Elected Green tickY
1982 3,063,692 100% Elected Green tickY
1993 Ismail Ghussein 11,696 0.6% Lost Red XN

National Assembly elections[edit]

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/– Position
1957 Ahmed Sékou Touré 584,438 77.4%
56 / 60
Increase 56 Increase 1st
1963 100%
75 / 75
Increase 19 Steady 1st
1968 1,990,726 100%
75 / 75
Steady Steady 1st
1974 2,432,129 100%
150 / 150
Increase 75 Steady 1st
1980 2,393,600 100%
210 / 210
Increase 60 Steady 1st
1995 Ismael Gushein 57,942 3%
2 / 114
Decrease 208 Decrease 6th
2002 107,666 3.4%
3 / 114
Increase 1 Increase 4th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas O'Toole, Historical Dictionary of Guinea, 1978, p. 55
  2. ^ O'Toole, p. 60
  3. ^ "Elections in Guinea". Retrieved 2007-02-24.