Socialist Forces Front
|Socialist Forces Front
French: Front des Forces socialistes (FFS)
Arabic: جبهة القوى الاشتراكية
Berber: Tirni Iɣallen Inemlayen (RƔN)
|Leader||Hocine Aït Ahmed|
|Founded||29th September 1963|
|Headquarters||Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|People's National Assembly|
The Socialist Forces Front (Berber: Tirni Iɣallen Inemlayen (RƔN), French: Front des Forces socialistes (FFS), Arabic: جبهة القوى الاشتراكية) is a social democratic and secularist political party, mainly supported by Kabyles in Algeria. It was formed in 1963 by Hocine Ait Ahmed. The FFS is a member of the Socialist International.
The party was formed the 29 September 1963 in Tizi-Ouzou to oppose Ben Bella's government. Following the party's creation, a number of towns in Kabylia gave them their support. The Ben Bella government, aided by the Armée de Libération nationale, swiftly took control of the dissident towns during a mostly bloodless confrontation. Preferring to avoid direct conflict, the FFS and its soldiers retracted into the mountains from where they could launch guerrilla tactics.
It boycotted the 2002 elections.
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