List of political parties in Eritrea

Eritrea is a single-party state. This means that only one political party, the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (ህዝባዊ ግንባር ንደሞክራስን ፍትሕን
الجبهة الشعبية للديمقراطية والعدالة
), is legally allowed to exist in the country. Elections only occur to elect representatives for the country's regional assemblies and other posts within the country's districts. There are no national elections in Eritrea.

Other parties

Only the People's Front for Democracy and Justice is legally allowed to operate in Eritrea, though other parties exist outside Eritrea or illegally operate inside Eritrea.

Current parties

Party/Group Abbr. Leader Ideology National
People's Front for Democracy and Justice
ህዝባዊ ግንባር ንደሞክራስን ፍትሕን
Hizibawī Ginibari Nidemokirasini Fitiḥini
الجبهة الشعبية للديمقراطية والعدالة
Isaias Afewerki Eritrean nationalism
Left-wing nationalism
75 / 150
Big tent Sole legal party
Eritrean Islamic Jihad
حركة الجهاد الإسلامي الإريتري
Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami al-Eritrea
EIJ Shaikh Khalil Mohammed Amer Islamism
Islamic fundamentalism
Salafi jihadism
0 / 150
Far-right Illegal terrorist organisation
Eritrean People's Democratic Front
ደሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራ
Demokirasīyawī Ginibari Ḥadineti Ēritira
الجبهة الديموقراطية الشعبية الإرترية
EPDF Tewelde Ghebreselassie Social democracy
0 / 150
Centre-left Illegal opposition group
Eritrean National Salvation Front
جبهة الإنقاذ الوطني الإريترية
ENSF Tuamzghi Teame Social democracy
0 / 150
Centre-left Illegal opposition group
Eritrean Liberation Front
ተጋደሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ
Tegadelo Ḥarineti Ēritira
جبهة التحرير الإريترية
ELF Hussein Kelifah Eritrean nationalism
Social conservatism
0 / 150
Centre-right Illegal opposition group.
Was the main independence movement pre-EPLF

Former parties

Former parties
Name Native name Ideology Notes
Eritrean Democratic Working People's Party hizb alshaeb aleamil aldiymuqratiu al'iirytriu Marxism Constituted the core of the ELF
Eritrean People's Revolutionary Party alhizb althawriu alshaebiu al'iirytriu Marxism Related to the EPLF
Eritrean People's Liberation Front aljabhat alshaebiat litahrir 'iiritria Eritrean nationalism
Left-wing nationalism
Predecessor to the current ruling party
Independent Moslem League alrrabitat al'iislamiat almustaqila Eritrean-Ethiopian unionism
Muslim interests
Muslim minority party
Eritrea for Eritreans Party Ertra n'ertrawian Liberalism
Anti-unionist pre-independence party
Moslem League of the Western Province alrrabitat al'iislamiat lilmintaqat algharbia Eritrean-Ethiopian unionism
Muslim interests
Muslim minority party
New Eritrea Party Mahber Hadas Ertra Eritrean nationalism
Pro-Italian trusteeship
Italian-aligned pro-independence party

See also

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