Die Onafhanklike Demokrate is 'n politieke party in Suid-Afrika. Dit het verteenwoordiging in die parlement gekry toe die stigter, Patricia de Lille, oorgeloop het deur verteenwoordigingstemme van die PAC te gebruik. Die party geniet veral steun in die Wes-Kaap onder sogenaamde bruin kiesers waar dit talle stadsrade in ooreenkomste met die DA regeer. Dit sluit die plaaslike owerhede Saldanhabaai, Bergrivier, Kaapstad en die Weskus-distriksmunispaliteit in.
Leier: Patricia de Lille
The Independent Democrats is a South African political party, formed by former Pan Africanist Congress member Patricia de Lille in 2003 via floor crossing legislation. The party's platform is premised on opposition to corruption, with a mixture of right-liberal proposals and left-wing sensibilities. The party's strongholds are the Northern and Western Cape.
On 15 August 2010, the party announced plans to merge with the larger Democratic Alliance as part of a plan to challenge the governing African National Congress (ANC).
The party will disband as a separate political organization in 2014.
Merger with DA
In 2010 ID leader Patricia de Lille formalized an agreement to merge with the Democratic Alliance. The two parties will be fully merged by 2014. Due to this, the ID did not contest the 2011 local elections as a separate entity, instead fielding its candidates on the DA's ballots. In February 2012 DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko reshuffled her shadow cabinet, which included appointing members of the ID to shadow portfolios for the first time. This was seen as a move towards strengthening the co-operation between the two parties heading towards the completion of the merger.
President: Patricia de Lille
Secretary-General: Haniff Hoosen
Chairperson: Mervyn Cirota
< p>Slogan: Be a Part of the Solution
Founded: 21 June 2003
Youth wing: Young Independent Democrats
Ideology: Social democracy, Liberalism
3 November 2008