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Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group

Published 12th July, 2011

The Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group started life as an underground opposition movement which came into existence after constitutional changes in 1990.

After fifteen years of single party rule by the MLSTP-PSD, the PCD-GR won the 1991 general election, taking 33 of the 55 National Assembly seats with 54.4% of the vote.

Since then the party has steadily declined, winning 14 seats in 1994 and eight seats in 1998. In 2002 they joined forces with the MDFM-PL and the alliance won 23 of 55 seats with 39.4% of the vote. In 2006 their result was almost identical, but in 2010 they stood alone and took seven seats with 13.91% of the vote.

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