Watan Party of Afghanistan

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Watan Party of Afghanistan
Leader Meer AFghan Bawary
Founded June 28, 1997
Preceded by PDPA/Parcham
Ideology Secularism
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
National reconciliation
Political position Left-wing to Centre-left

The Watan Party of Afghanistan (Persian: حزب وطن افغانستان‎‎) is an Afghan political party. It was founded in exile during the time of the Taliban regime on 28 June 1997 in Munich, Germany, and has members inside the country where it is not officially registered. It considers itself a continuation of the post-communist, Islamic socialist, democratic socialist and neomarxist Democratic Watan Party of Najibullah, which was established in 1990 as a renamed incarnation of the ruling People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA). The Munich conference elected Muhammad Isa Jassur as the leader of the party. The party held its second congress in Frankfurt/Main in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ http://wayback.archive.org/web/20130524194344/http://www.kas.de/db_files/dokumente/7_dokument_dok_pdf_9674_2.pdf