Glossary: Mauritanian Kadihine Party

DEFINITION:
Clandestine leftist political party compromised primarily of Mauritanians proletariat and other low-wage workers. The party was formed in 1973 after the Mauritanian Peoples Party, Mauritanias sole political party, absorbed the countrys previously independent trade union. Literally kadihine means ""the oppressed"" or ""downtrodden.""

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