Rally for Culture and Democracy
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The Rally for Culture and Democracy (Berber languages: 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|
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|National affiliation||Forces of the Democratic Alternative|
|Council of the Nation|
0 / 144
|People's National Assembly|
9 / 462
|People's Provincial Assemblies|
33 / 2,004
37 / 1,540
|People's Municipal Assemblies|
496 / 24,786
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%|
- "3 Algerian parties call for election boycott". Associated Press. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- Zartman, Jonathan K., ed. (19 March 2020). Conflict in the Modern Middle East: An Encyclopedia of Civil War, Revolutions, and Regime Change. ABC-CLIO. p. 254. ISBN 9781440865039. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- Augustus Richard Norton (2001). Civil society in the Middle East. 2 (2001). BRILL. p. 83. ISBN 90-04-10469-0. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "Leftist Parties of Algeria". Broad Left. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Official website (in Berber, French, and Arabic)
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