Palestine Democratic Union (FIDA) Politburo
FIDA was established in March 1990 as a split faction of the DFLP. It was headed by Yasser Abed Rabbo, who also represented FIDA in the PLO Executive Committee until 2002, when he resigned and was replaced by Saleh Raafat.
FIDA advocates democratization in the Palestinian arena and focuses on a party system that reflects political pluralism and democracy. It supported the Oslo Accords and advocates a two-state solution based on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.
During the 2006 legislative elections, FIDA formed a joint list called al-Badeel (“the Alternative”) with other left wing parties, including the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP), and independents. It received 2.8% of the vote