Ideal Democratic Party

The Ideal Democratic Party (French: Parti Démocratique Idéal, PDI) is a political party in Rwanda.

Ideal Democratic Party
Parti Démocratique Idéal
IdeologyIslamic democracy
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 80


The party was established as the Islamic Democratic Party (Parti Démocratique Islamique) in 1992.[1]

In 2003 the party adopted its current name as a result of a constitutional prohibition on religious-based parties.[1] It contested the September parliamentary 2003 elections as part of an alliance led by the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF),[1] winning two seats. PDI leader Mussa Harerimana was subsequently appointed Minister of the Interior.[1]

The PDI continued its alliance with the RPF for the 2008 parliamentary elections, in which it won a single seat. It remained part of the alliance for the 2013 elections, retaining its one seat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Tom Lansford (2014) Political Handbook of the World 2014, CQ Press, p1204

External linksEdit