Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development (Portuguese: União dos Democratas para Cidadania e Desenvolvimento) is a former political party in São Tomé and Príncipe, formed in January 2005. The party was formed amongst dissidents from the Independent Democratic Action (ADI).
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The party supported Patrice Trovoada in the 30 July 2006 presidential election. He won 38.82% of the vote, finishing a distant second to the incumbent Fradique de Menezes, who received 60.58% of the vote.
Merger and coalitionEdit
In late October 2017 the party and the Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party (MDFM–PL) formed the MDFM–UDD union (initially known as MDFM/PL–UDD). The two parties formally merged as the MDFM–UDD Union in August 2018.
In August 2018 the new party entered into an electoral alliance with the PDC, which gained 9.5% of the vote and 5 seats in the 2018 parliamentary elections.
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