Democratic Patriots' Movement
|Democratic Patriots' Movement
حركة الوطنيون الديمقراطيون
|French name||Mouvement des patriotes démocrates|
|National affiliation||Popular Front|
|Politics of Tunisia
The Democratic Patriots' Movement (Tunisian Arabic: حركة الوطنيون الديمقراطيون) is a leftist political party in Tunisia. Established in 1981, the movement was only legalised in 2011 after the Tunisian Revolution. The movement primarily advocates a parliamentary system, the balanced development of the peasantry and light industry, and campaigns against the exploitation of the working classes of Tunisia. In the 2011 elections, they won one seat in the Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, Mongi Rahoui from Jendouba Constituency. In October 2012, the party formed a leftist coalition, the Popular Front, with the Workers' Party, the Tunisian Green Party, the Movement of Socialist Democrats, the Iraqi-led branch of the Ba'ath Party and other Progressive parties. The Movement is strongly anti-Islamist.
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