Rally for Culture and Democracy

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Rally for Culture and Democracy
President Mohcine Belabbas
Founder Saïd Sadi
Founded 1989; 27 years ago (1989)
Split from Socialist Forces Front
Headquarters Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria
Ideology Liberalism,
Social liberalism,
Political position Center-left
International affiliation Liberal International
Party flag
Flag of the Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie.svg

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 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:

See also[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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