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Democratic Party of Guinea, 821
Variables and Codes for 1950-1962
7-- Autonomy Variables

Sources of Funds


Relations with Domestic Parties


Sources of Members


Relations with Foreign Organizations


Sources of Leaders

7.01 sources of funds
7 for 1950-62, AC3
A good percentage of party's funds came from the dues and income of party enterprises. There are no specific sources which indicate that donations were made by labor unions or other groups, but this may have been the case. Because of few substantive sources, the adequacy confidence is lowered.
7.02 source of members
5 for 1950-62, AC9
There is no collective or indirect membership in the PDG. All members must pay dues individually and directly to the PDG.
7.03 sources of leaders
For 1950-62, AC1
No information
7.04 relations with domestic parties
6 for 1950-56, AC9.
7 for 1957-62, AC9.
The PDG entered into only one concrete alliance with other Guinean parties, the Reunion Commun of 1958. The PDG was the undisputed leader in this coalition. After independence the PDG broke away from the RDA and since 1958 there has been only one political party in Guinea, the PDG. This, of course, precludes any relations with other domestic parties.
7.05 relations with foreign organizations
2 for 1950-56, AC7.
5 for 1957-62, AC9.
During the first time period there were close ties between the PDG and the RDA, and the PDG was created through RDA initiative. However, the adequacy confidence score must be lowered because there was some autonomy for the PDG during this period, and this autonomy increased particularly after 1953-54. The score of five for the second time period reflects the complete and formal break between the PDG and RDA which occurred in 1958.