Socialist Destourian Party

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Socialist Destourian Party/Constitutional Socialist Party
حزب الاشتراكي الدستوري
French name Parti socialiste destourien
Former presidents Habib Bourguiba (1964–1987)
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1987–1988)
Founded 22 October 1964 (1964-10-22)
Dissolved 27 February 1988 (1988-02-27)
Preceded by Neo Destour
Succeeded by Constitutional Democratic Rally
Ideology Tunisian nationalism
Bourguibism
Secularism
Social democracy
International affiliation Socialist International

The Socialist Destourian Party (Arabic: الحزب الاشتراكي الدستوري‎‎ al-Ḥizb al-Ishtirākī ad-Dustūrī ; French: Parti socialiste destourien) was the ruling political party of Tunisia from 1964 to 1988. Bahi Ladgham was the first Prime Minister from the party and Hédi Baccouche was the last. It was founded on 22 October 1964 and disbanded on 27 February 1988. Habib Bourgiba was the first president of the Socialist Destourian Party 1964–1987. He was succeeded by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 1987–1988.

Election results

Presidential Elections

Election date Party candidate Number of votes received Percentage of votes
1964 Habib Bourguiba Unknown 100%
1969 Habib Bourguiba Unknown 100%
1974 Habib Bourguiba Unknown 100%

Parliamentary Elections

Election date Party leader Number of votes received Percentage of votes Number of deputies
1964 Habib Bourguiba 1,255,153 100% 101
1969 Habib Bourguiba 1,363,939 100% 101
1974 Habib Bourguiba 1,570,954 100% 112
1979 Habib Bourguiba 1,560,753 100% 121
1981 Habib Bourguiba 1,828,363 94.2% 136
1986 Habib Bourguiba Unknown Unknown 125

See also

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