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Rally for Culture and Democracy

Rally for Culture and Democracy
President Mohcine Belabbas
Founder Saïd Sadi
Founded 1989 (1989)
Split from Socialist Forces Front
Headquarters Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria
Ideology Liberalism,
Social liberalism,
Political position Center-left
International affiliation Liberal International
Party flag
Politics of Algeria
Political parties

The Rally for Culture and Democracy (Berber: Agraw i Yidles d Tugdut; Arabic: التجمع من أجل الثقافة والديمقراطية‎; French: Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie RCD) is a political party in Algeria. It promotes secularism (Laïcité) and has its principal power base in Kabylie, a major Berber-speaking region. Some consider it to take the position of a liberal party for the Berber-speaking population in Algerian politics.


  • History and profile 1
  • Regional strength 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History and profile

The Rally for Culture and Democracy was founded by Saïd Sadi in 1989.[1] He was a presidential candidate in 1995, winning 9.3 percent of the popular vote.

In 1997, the party won 19 of 390 seats. The RCD boycotted the 2002 elections. Saïd Sadi was a candidate again in the 2004 presidential election and won 1.9 percent of the vote. The party participated in the 2007 elections, winning 3.36% of the vote and 19 seats.

Regional strength

In the 2007 legislative election, support for the RCD was higher than its national average (3.36%) in the following provinces:

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • Official website (in Berber, French, and Arabic)
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