National Democratic Party (Iraq)

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National Democratic Party
الحزب الوطني الديمقراطي
Leader Naseer al-Chaderchi[1]
Founded 2003
Preceded by National Democratic Party
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Center-left
National affiliation Civil Democratic Alliance
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The National Democratic Party (Arabic: الحزب الوطني الديمقراطي‎‎, Hizb al Wataniyah al Dimuqratiyah) is an Iraqi Secular[citation needed] political party. The party was founded after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as several Iraqis, including Naseer al-Chaderchi, son of former leader Kamil al-Chaderchi, and Abdel Amir Abbud Rahima, sought to revive the historic National Democratic Party.

The party ran in the 2005 Iraqi election and received 36,795 votes, sufficient to win one seat. It lost parliamentary representation in the December 2005 elections, but a leading member, Hashim Abderrahman al-Shibli was nominated as Minister of Justice by the Iraqi National List.

In the 2009 governorate election in Basrah, the party is contesting on the list 'National Tendency', together with the Iraqi Communist Party, Popular Democratic Gathering and Independent Sons of Iraq.[2]