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Democratic Party of Guinea, 821
Variables and Codes for 1950-1962
10-- Coherence Variables

Legislative Cohesion


Leadership Factionalism


Ideological Factionalism


Strategic or Tactical Factionalism


Issue Factionalism


Party Purges

10.01 legislative cohesion
For 1950-56, AC1.
95 for 1957-62, AC3.
No sources give specific information on legislative cohesion. However, from the basic ideological orientation of Toure and the PDG it can be inferred that cohesion in the legislature was probably high.
10.02 ideological factionalism
3 for 1950-56, AC5
2 for 1957-62, AC5
There appeared to be a loose doctrinal division in the BPN of the PDG--those who leaned towards communism were necessarily anti-western and had strong pan African sentiments. Others had more moderate views including positive neutralism and a tempered pan- Africanism.
10.03 issue factionalism
1 for 1950-56, AC3
1 for 1957-62, AC5
Score for the second time period based on factionalism in the early sixties. Opposition to Toure began to grow among those groups that had once been his most ardent supporters--veterans, women, students, and young people. Veterans were upset over the pension question, while many intellectuals participated in the so-called "teachers plot " which revolved around a proclamation which was critical of Toure. Women were upset with the extreme demands made upon them by the PDG.
10.04 leadership factionalism
0 for 1950-62, AC6
The sources indicated that among the top party leaders there was a sense of solidarity, not factionalism.
10.05 strategic or tactical factionalism
For 1950-62, AC1
No information
10.06 party purges
0 for 1950-62, AC3
There is no evidence of large-scale party purges in the PDG.