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Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

System of government Unitary one-party semi-presidential republic
V-Dem Electoral Democracy IndexN/A
Head of State (President)Brahim Ghali (POLISARIO)
Head of Government (PM)Buchraya Hamudi Beyun (POLISARIO)
Parties in governmentPOLISARIO (left-wing to centre-left)

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is recognized as an independent state by the African Union and 46 (out of a total of 193) United Nations member states.

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic currently only controls around a quarter of the territory of Western Sahara (which it fully claims) and the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where it regularly holds elections.

National Council


ุงู„ุฌุจู‡ุฉ ุงู„ุดุนุจูŠุฉ ู„ุชุญุฑูŠุฑ ุงู„ุณุงู‚ูŠุฉ ุงู„ุญู…ุฑุงุก ูˆูˆุงุฏูŠ ุงู„ุฐู‡ุจ (ุงู„ุจูˆู„ูŠุณุงุฑูŠูˆ)
al-jabha aลก-ลกaสฟbฤซya li taแธฅrฤซr as-sฤqiya al-แธฅamrฤสพ wa wฤdi aแธ-แธahab (al-bulisฤriu)
Frente Popular para la Liberaciรณn de Saguia El Hamra y Rรญo de Oro (POLISARIO)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia El Hamra and Rรญo de Oro (POLISARIO)

Leader: ุงุจุฑุงู‡ูŠู… ุบุงู„ูŠ (Brahim Ghali)
Orientation: Left-wing to centre-left
Ideology: Sahrawi nationalism, democratic socialism, anti-colonialism, moderate progressivism
Stance towards the government: In government
International affiliations: Progressive Alliance, Socialist International (consultative)

Note: Frente POLISARIO is not legally a political party but a national liberation movement. The SADR Constitution doesn’t allow any other political organisation apart from Frente POLISARIO (of which all Sahrawis are legally considered members) until full independence is established.