Union for Democracy and Freedom

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The Union for Democracy and Freedom (French: Union pour la Démocratie et les Libertés, UDL) was a political party in Algeria.


The UDL was established in 1989,[1] and ran in the first multi-party elections since independence in 1991, receiving just 0.1% of the vote and failing to win a seat. The 1997 elections saw the party increase its vote share to 0.5%, winning a single seat in the People's National Assembly.[2]

The party lost its seat in the 2002 elections. It supported President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the 2004 presidential elections, before ceasing to function in 2005.[1]