Association for Promoting Democracy

Association for Promoting Democracy
LeaderZhao Xiaojing
Merger ofPeople's Power Party
Millennium Progressive Party
Youth wingRally for the Restoration of Youth
Xiaodongese nationalism
Right-wing populism
National Principlism
Economic nationalism
Social conservatism
Political positionFar-right
Colors             Red, gold, blue (official)
Legislative Council
76 / 750
Seats in regional assemblies
189 / 2,506

Association for Promoting Democracy (Xiaodongese: 民主促进会; Mínzhǔ Cùjìnhuì) is a far-right political party in Xiaodong. It is led by Zhao Xiaojing and was formed out of a merger of the Millennium Progressive Party and the People's Power Party.

The Association for Promoting Democracy was founded in 2014 by the then-mayor of Weigang Zhao Xiaojing. Zhao was the leader of the People's Power Party which had been founded by himself and former State Chairman Qian Xingwen who accused the government of Jiang Zhongyu of being both corrupt and deviating from the citizen's interests in its embrace of economic liberalism and globalisation. The Association was formed by merging with the Millennium Progressive Party, a conservative opposition party led by oligarch Feng Zhenggao. It quickly became popular becoming one of the largest opposition parties in the 2017 snap election. Since the start of Normalisation the party has stated it will support the government to ensure the stability of the nation.

Association for Promoting Democracy is commonly seen as a far-right organisation, supporting the annexation of former territories of the Heavenly Xiaodongese Empire, the creation of an authoritarian government and the ethnic cleansing of "rightful Xiaodogese territory". Its fiscal program is based on economic nationalism and its foreign policy is imperialist. The party self identifies as following the "authentic principles" of National Principlism although this is disputed by the Society for Restoring Benevolence and left-wing Movement for National Principlism. It is widely considered to maintain a cult of personality surrounding its leader.

Association for Promoting Democracy has been accused on not being an independent party, sometimes being seen as a satellite party of the Regeneration Society or part of its "managed opposition". Xi Lejiang, the current leader of Legislative Business of the State Presidium, has stated that Association for Promoting Democracy was founded with the support of Shujichu.