Rally for Culture and Democracy

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Rally for Culture and Democracy
French: Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie
Arabic: التجمع من أجل الثقافة والديمقراطية
Amazigh: Agraw i Yidles d Tugdut
President Mohcine Belabbas (ar; fr)
Founder Saïd Sadi
Founded 1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Split from Socialist Forces Front
Headquarters Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism
Berberism
Algerianism
Secularism
Political position Centre
International affiliation Liberal International
Party flag
Flag of the Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie.svg
Website
http://www.rcd-algerie.org/

The Rally for Culture and Democracy (Berber: Agraw i Yidles d Tugdut; Arabic: التجمع من أجل الثقافة والديمقراطية‎; French: Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie RCD) is a political party in Algeria. It promotes secularism (laïcité) and has its principal power base in Kabylie, a major Berber-speaking region. Some consider it to take the position of a liberal party for the Berber-speaking population in Algerian politics.

History and profile[edit]

The Rally for Culture and Democracy was founded by Saïd Sadi in 1989.[1][2] He was a presidential candidate in 1995, winning 9.3 percent of the popular vote.

In 1997, the party won 19 of 390 seats. The RCD boycotted the 2002 elections. Saïd Sadi was a candidate again in the 2004 presidential election and won 1.9 percent of the vote. The party participated in the 2007 legislative elections, winning 3.36% of the vote and 19 seats.

Regional strength[edit]

In the 2007 legislative election, support for the RCD was higher than its national average (3.36%) in the following provinces:

Province Percentage
Tizi Ouzou Province 34.28%
Béjaïa Province 17.51%
Bouïra Province 9.09%
Algiers Province 8.58%
Illizi Province 7.31%
Tipaza Province 6.89%
Guelma Province 4.83%
Boumerdès Province 4.55%
Saïda Province 4.30%
Sétif Province 4.25%
Aïn Defla Province 3.43%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Augustus Richard Norton (2001). Civil society in the Middle East. 2 (2001). BRILL. p. 83. ISBN 90-04-10469-0. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Leftist Parties of Algeria". Broad Left. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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