Democratic Popular Unity Party

  • Name: حزب الوحدة الشعبية الديمقراطي الأردني. Hizb Al-Wihdah Al-Sha'abiyah Al-Dimuqratiyyah Al-Urduniy (Arabic), Democratic Popular Unity Party (English). Commonly known as Wihda.
  • Year founded: 1990
  • Ideology: Leftist
  • Current leader & function: Sa'ed Thiab (general secretary)
  • Number of seats in parliament: None
  • Currently in government or in opposition: In opposition
  • Legal status: Legal political party
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  • Observations: Wihda or the PDUP was originally the Jordanian branch of George Habash's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and split off in 1990 to form a separate Jordanian political party. The party is critical of Jordan's lack of political reform, particularly of its electoral law and as a result boycotted the 2010 and 2013 elections.