Democratic Party
Parti Demokratik
Established: 11 February 1955
Dissolved: 5 February 1956
Symbol: Lion
Formed before the 1955 General Election, it comprised mainly Mandarin-speaking bourgeois, many who were members of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. One of the two largest parties along with its English-speaking version PP before the rise of LF and PAP. Merely after a year of existence, it merged with PP to form a large LSP but electoral prospects remained poor.