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Front des Forces Socialistes

Socialist Forces Front
French: Front des Forces socialistes (FFS)
Arabic: جبهة القوى الاشتراكية
Berber: Tirni Iɣallen Inemlayen (RƔN)
Leader Hocine Aït Ahmed
Chairman Ali Laskri
Founded 29 September 1963
Headquarters Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria
Ideology Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Berberism
Algerianism
Secularism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
People's National Assembly Template:Infobox political party/seats
Website
http://www.ffs-dz.com
Politics of Algeria
Political parties
Elections

The Socialist Forces Front (Berber: Tirni Iɣallen Inemlayen (RƔN), French: Front des Forces socialistes (FFS), Arabic: جبهة القوى الاشتراكية) is a social democratic and secularist political party, mainly supported by Kabyles in Algeria. It was formed in 1963 by Hocine Ait Ahmed. The FFS is a member of the Socialist International.

The party was formed 29 September 1963 in Tizi-Ouzou to oppose Ben Bella's government. Following the party's creation, a number of towns in Kabylia gave them their support. The Ben Bella government, aided by the Armée de Libération nationale, swiftly took control of the dissident towns during a mostly bloodless confrontation. Preferring to avoid direct conflict, the FFS and its soldiers retracted into the mountains from where they could launch guerrilla tactics.

It boycotted the 2002 elections.

See also

External links

  • Official website

Template:Socialist International

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