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Government, Political Parties

Kenyan people, Liberal Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, LDP, KANU

Between 1982 and 1991 Kenya was a one-party state by law. The ruling party was the Kenya African National Union (KANU), a conservative nationalist party dominated by the interests of President Daniel arap Moi. At the end of the 1980s many Kenyan people began to protest the system of one-party rule, and in late 1991 the government agreed to permit the registration of other political parties. More than a dozen new political parties were legalized in 1997. KANU remained the ruling party of Kenya until the December 2002 elections, which were dominated by an alliance of opposition parties called the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC). The main components of NARC were the National Alliance Party of Kenya (NAK) and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Other opposition parties included the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-People (FORD-People) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Ethnicity has long been a main determinant of political party membership.



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Kenyan people, Liberal Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, LDP, KANU, SDP, NAK, elections, Ethnicity, law, government, Forum, end, registration

 
 

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