People's Democratic Party (Zimbabwe)

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People's Democratic Party
Leader Lucia Matibenga (Interim)
Founder Tendai Biti
Founded 2015
Headquarters Harare, Zimbabwe
Ideology Democratic socialism
Social democracy
National affiliation MDC Alliance
International affiliation Progressive Alliance[1]

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is a political party in Zimbabwe. It was launched in September 2015 after a faction broke away from the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai. At their breakaway in 2014 they initially called themselves Movement for Democratic Change – Renewal.[2] The president of the party was Tendai Biti, a former minister of finance of Zimbabwe serving in the Morgan Tsvangirai government 2009–2013. He was replaced as leader by Lucia Matibenga in an interim capacity in September 2017 after being expelled from the party for joining the MDC Alliance.

This party is not related to the former Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party (ZPDP)[dubious ] formed in 1991 and led by Isabel Shanangurai Madangure. It participated in the 2005 legislative elections but never had parliamentary representation.

Logo of former entity called Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party


  1. ^ "Parties & Organisations of the Progressive Alliance". Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ Voice of Africa. "MDC Renewal Transforms Into People's Democratic Party With Biti Set to Become President". Retrieved 17 November 2017.

External links

  • People's Democratic Party, Facebook
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