National Congress for Democratic Initiative

Published 28th February, 2012

The National Congress for Democratic Initiative or CNID was founded in 1990 by Mountaga Tall.

In the 1992 presidential election Tall took 11.4% of the vote and came third. The CNID managed to win nine seats in the 129 seat National Congress.

The party boycotted the 1997 elections, but in 2002 they joined the Hope 2002 (Espoir 2002) alliance and won 13 seats out of 160 in the parliament. Tall came fifth with 3.75% in the presidential election.

In 2007 the party decided to join the Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP), an alliance which supported Amadou Toumani Touré in his presidential bid. In the general election, also as part of the alliance, they won seven seats.

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