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Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones (Political party, Belgium)

Last modified: 2006-12-02 by ivan sache
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Flags of FDF - Images by Ivan Sache, 11 July 2005

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Presentation of Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones

The political party Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones (FDF, Democratic Front of the French-speaking inhabitants of Brussels) was founded on 11 May 1964. It won three Deputy seats and one Senator seat in the elections held in March 1965; the success of the new party was confirmed in the 1968 elections, with five Deputies, three Senators and one Province Senator. In 1978, FDF was the main party in Brussels, with 11 Deputies and nine Senators (six directly elected Senators, two Province Senators and one coopted Senator).

The main goal of FDF is the defense of the linguistic rights of the French-speaking and Walloon inhabitants of Brussels. FDF emerged as the follower of two movements, Rassemblement pour le Droit et la Liberté (Union for Right and Liberty), founded on 20 December 1963 by 300 university professors from Brussels, Liège and Louvain, and Bloc de la Liberté Linguistique (Bloc of Linguistic Freedom).

FDF participated to the Belgian Government from 1977 to 1980 and has been participating to the Regional Government of Brussels since 1989 and to the municipal administration of 10 municipalities since 1994.

Source: FDF website

Ivan Sache, 11 July 2005

Flag of Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones

During a demonstration organized by FDF in Linkebeek in March 2005, members of FDF used white flags with the party logotype, a stylized FDF writing, in pink; pink flags with the party logotype in white; and pink flags with JEUNES (Youth) in white above the white logotype.

Jan Mertens & Ivan Sache, 11 July 2005