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Democratic Convergence Party (Guinea-Bissau)

The Democratic Convergence Party (Portuguese: Partido da Convergência Democrática, PCD) is a political party in Guinea-Bissau.

HistoryEdit

The party was formed on 2 August 1991 by Víctor Mandinga.[1] In the 1994 elections it put forward Carlos Gomes Júnior as its candidate as Mandinga was ineligible due to not having both parents born in Guinea-Bissau.[2] In the elections to the National People's Assembly the party received 5.3% of the vote but failed to win a seat.

Prior to the 2004 elections the party joined the United Platform alliance, which failed to win a seat. It contested the 2008 elections as part of the Democratic Alliance, which won a single seat. The party ran alone in the 2014 parliamentary elections, winning two seats.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter Karibe Mendy (2013) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Scarecrow Press, pix
  2. ^ Elections in Guinea-Bissau African Elections Database
  3. ^ Seats by party Archived April 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine CNE