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African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence


Published 28th February, 2012

The African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence or SADI was founded in 1996 as an extension of the student protest movement of 1991. It describes itself as a left wing party and believes in Pan Africanism.

The party does not appear to come on the election scene until 2002 when their leader Oumar Mariko took .88% of the vote. The party won six of the 160 seats in the National Assembly election of that year.

In the 2007 elections Oumar Mariko stood once more in the presidential election and took 2.72% of the vote. In the general election the party won four of the 160 seats in parliament. After the election SADI entered into a a parliamentary grouping with the Party for National Rebirth (PARENA).


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