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Democratic Social Front (Guinea-Bissau)

Frente Democrática Social

Last modified: 2012-04-13 by antónio martins
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Flag of fds-SD
image by António Martins, 23 Mar 2010

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About the party

F.D.S.: Frente Democrática Social (Democratic Social Front), this party is not listed among the candidates of either the 2004 nor the 2008 elections (q.v. as reported from Wikipedia) as it is one of the member of the U.M. coalition. According to “A Transição Democrática na Guiné-Bissau : Um Parto Dificil” article by Carlos Cardoso in Lusotopie 1995: 259, low income city dwellers and farmers are the F.D.S. support base.
António Martins, 23 Mar 2010


About the flag

The flag of F.D.S. is shown in both ballot papers reported (#8 in Bissau-28 and #7 in Bissau-29). It is a green flag with the party emblem centered on it — a yellow ear of rice within a yellow ring, under the letters F.D.S., set arched above the ring set in black sans-serif capitals. The flag ratio is roughly 3:5, oblonger than most others’ in the ballot papers are.
António Martins, 23 Mar 2010

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