Democratic Party of Vietnam

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Democratic Party of Vietnam
Đảng Dân chủ Việt Nam
President Dương Đức Hiền
Secretary-General Nghiêm Xuân Yêm
Founded December 30, 1944 (1944-12-30)
Dissolved January 20, 1988 (1988-01-20)
Ideology 1944–1976:
Liberalism
1976–1988:
Democratic socialism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Vietnamese Fatherland Front

The Democratic Party of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Đảng Dân chủ Việt Nam) was a political party in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). It was founded on 30 July 1944 to unite petty bourgeoisie and intelligentsia. It joined Vietminh. From 1954 to 1975, it was active in North Vietnam and from 1975 to 1988 in the re-unified Vietnam. It supported the line of the Communist Party of Vietnam and became in effect its satellite party. It was a member of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front and was represented in the Vietnamese parliament and government, its leader was Nghiem Xuan Yem. The party (along with the other 'non-communist' party in Vietnam, the Socialist Party) was disbanded in 1988.

In 2006, a dissident organization with the same name was established. Hoang Minh Chinh, a member of the old party, was involved in its founding.

References[edit]

  • Länder der Erde. Politisch-ökonomisches Handbuch. Berlin [Ost], 1971.