Rally for Culture and Democracy
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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.
|Split from||Socialist Forces Front|
|Headquarters||Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria|
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
History and profileEdit
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 legislative elections, winning 3.36% of the vote and 19 seats.
In the 2007 legislative election, support for the RCD was higher than its national average (3.36%) in the following provinces:
|Tizi Ouzou Province||34.28%|
|Aïn Defla Province||3.43%|