Democratic Party of Guinea – African Democratic Rally

Democratic Party of Guinea – African Democratic Rally

Parti Démocratique de Guinée-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
LeaderEl Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein
Co-founderSékou Touré
FoundedJune 1947
HeadquartersConakry, Guinea
IdeologyAfrican nationalism
African socialism
Authoritarianism (historic)
Pan-Africanism[citation needed]
International affiliationAfrican Democratic Rally

The Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally (Parti Démocratique de Guinée-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain) is a political party in Guinea. The party was founded as a branch of the African Democratic Rally (RDA) in June 1947.[1] On 19 October 1958 the party severed its links with the RDA, other members of which supported a closer union with France.[2] The party's leader, Sékou Touré, became the country's first president. Two years later, he declared the PDG to be the sole legal party in the country. As president of the PDG, Touré was the only candidate for president of the republic, and as such was elected unopposed to four seven-year terms. Every five years, a single list of PDG candidates was returned to the National Assembly. After the fall of the Touré regime in 1984, the PDG was dissolved.

In 1992 PDG-RDA was revived under the leadership of El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein. In the parliamentary election held on 30 June 2002, the party won 3.4% of the popular vote and 3 out of 114 seats.[3]

Electoral history[]

Presidential Elections[]

Election date Party candidate Number of votes received Percentage of votes
1961 Ahmed Sekou Touré 1,576,580 100%
1968 Ahmed Sekou Touré 1,990,726 100%
1974 Ahmed Sekou Touré 2,432,129 100%
1982 Ahmed Sekou Touré 3,063,692 100%

Parliamentary Elections[]

Election date Party leader Number of votes received Percentage of votes Number of seats
1957 Ahmed Sekou Touré 584,438 77.4%
56 / 60
1963 Ahmed Sekou Touré Unknown 100% Unknown
1968 Ahmed Sekou Touré 1,990,726 100%
75 / 75
1974 Ahmed Sekou Touré 2,432,129 100%
150 / 150
1980 Ahmed Sekou Touré 2,393,600 100%
210 / 210
1995 El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein 57,942 3%
2 / 114
2002 El Hadj Ismael Mohamed Gassim Gushein 107,666 3.4%
3 / 114

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ Thomas O'Toole, Historical Dictionary of Guinea, 1978, p. 55
  2. ^ O'Toole, p. 60
  3. ^ "Elections in Guinea". Retrieved 2007-02-24.