Algeria

Rally for Culture and Democracy


Published 2nd May, 2012

The Rally for Culture and Democracy or RCD was founded in February 1989 and is centered on the Berber community. The party describes itself as centrist and believes in Liberalism, social Liberalism, Berberism and Secularism.

The party was unsuccessful in its first major electoral outing in 1991 but in 1997 they won 19 seats in the 231 seat People’s National Assembly. The RCD, along with a number of opposition parties, boycotted the 2002 elections but in 1997 they won 19 seats once more.

Their party leader, Saïd Sadi, stood in the 1995 presidential election, taking 9.3% of the vote. Sadi stood again in 2004 and took 1.9% of the vote.

The Rally for Culture and Democracy is a member of Liberal International.


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