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Azerbaijani Democratic Party

The Azerbaijan Democratic Party (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Demokrat Firqəsi; Persian: فرقه دموکرات آذربایجان‎, translit. Ferqa-ye demokrāt-e Āḏarbāyjān‎) was a communist party supported by the Soviet Union and founded by Jafar Pishevari in Tabriz, Iran, in September 1945. ADP was founded as an opposition party against the Pahlavi dynasty. The ADP ruled the Soviet-backed Azerbaijan People's Government from 1945 until 1946 with Pishevari as premier.