Congress for Democratic Change

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Congress for Democratic Change
Abbreviation CDC
Chairperson Nathaniel McGill
Ideology Social conservatism
Economic liberalism
Political position Big tent[1]
Colours Blue
Seats in the Senate
3 / 30
Seats in the House
21 / 73

Congress for Democratic Change (abbreviated CDC) is a Liberian political party formed by supporters of George Weah's 2005 presidential campaign.

History

In the 11 October 2005 elections, Weah placed first in the presidential poll, winning 28.3% of the vote. He was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Unity Party in the 8 November run-off election, winning 40.6% of the vote compared to Johnson-Sirleaf's 59.4%. In the 2017 presidential election, the party was the largest component of the Coalition for Democratic Change, and won the presidency under Weah.

The party won 3 seats in the Senate and 15 in the House of Representatives.

Electoral history

Presidential elections

Election Party candidate Votes % Votes % Result
First round Second round
2005 George Weah 275,265 28.3% 327,046 40.6% Lost Red XN
2011 George Weah 394,370 32.7% 62,207 9.3% Lost Red XN
2017 George Weah 596,037

(as part of CDC)

38.4% 732,185 61.5% Elected Green tickY

House of Representatives elections

Election Vote % Seats +/– Position
2005 157,753 15.97%
15 / 64
Increase 15 Increase 1st
2011 163,592 12.84%
11 / 73
Decrease 4 Decrease 2nd
2017 239,754

(as part of CDC)

15.57%
21 / 73
Increase 15 Increase 1st

Senate elections

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position
2005 252,677 15.97%
3 / 30
Increase 3 Increase 3rd
2011 259,161 20.20%
3 / 30
Steady Steady 3rd

References

  1. ^ Article on Le Monde

External links

  • CDC official website


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