National Democratic Party (Iraq)

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National Democratic Party
الحزب الوطني الديمقراطي
LeaderAbid Faisal Ihmaid
Preceded byNational Democratic Party
IdeologySocial democracy[citation needed]
Civic nationalism
Secularism[citation needed]
Political positionCenter-left[citation needed]
National affiliationCivil Democratic Alliance

The National Democratic Party (Arabic: الحزب الوطني الديمقراطي, Hizb al Wataniyah al Dimuqratiyah) is an Iraqi Secular[citation needed] political party. The party was founded after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as several Iraqis, including Naseer al-Chaderchi, son of former leader Kamil al-Chaderchi, and Abdel Amir Abbud Rahima, sought to revive the historic National Democratic Party.

The party ran in the 2005 Iraqi election and received 36,795 votes, sufficient to win one seat. It lost parliamentary representation in the December 2005 elections, but a leading member, Hashim Abderrahman al-Shibli was nominated as Minister of Justice by the Iraqi National List.

In the 2009 governorate election in Basrah, the party is contesting on the list 'National Tendency', together with the Iraqi Communist Party, Popular Democratic Gathering and Independent Sons of Iraq.[1]

Naseer al-Chaderchi is a former leader of the party[2] The party's current leader is Abid Faisal Ihmaid, father of Member of the European Parliament Abir Al-Sahlani.[3]


  1. ^ "حميد مجيد موسى وهو يطلق حملة الشيوعيين الانتخابية: الحزب الشيوعي يشارك في الانتخابات بكل مسؤولية وجدية - شبكة العلمانيين العرب". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  2. ^ election coalitions indicate depth of Iraq’s sectarian divide, Mustafa Habib, in, 14 March 2013
  3. ^ ”Demokratin kränks i Irak”, 5 October 2010