Democratic Party
Parti Demokratik
Established: 11 February 1955
Dissolved: 5 February 1956
Symbol: Lion
Formed before the 1955 General Election, it comprised mainly the Mandarin-speaking bourgeois, among them many who were members of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. It was one of the two largest parties along with PP, its English-speaking counterpart, before the rise of LF and PAP. Merely a year into existence, it merged with PP to form a larger LSP but the new party's electoral prospects remained dim.