Blue Party (Dominican Republic)

The Blue Party (Spanish: Partido Azul), also known as the National Liberals[1] and nicknamed together The Tailless (Spanish: Los Bolos), was a historical Dominican political party from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. Ulises Heureaux and Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra were the main leaders of this party in the 20th century,[2] and were opposed to Los Coludos (Spanish for 'The Long-tailed Ones') or Red Party, led by Horacio Vásquez.[3][4]

Blue Party
Partido Azul
Historic leadersGregorio Luperón (first)
Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra (last)
Founded1865 (1865)
Dissolved1930 (1930)
HeadquartersSanto Domingo
IdeologyNational liberalism
Political positionCentre
Colors  Blue
Election symbol
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The name of the party came from the popularity of rooster fighting in the late 19th and early 20th century, and Bolos literally means Tailless.[2] The Blue Party was banned in 1930 after Rafael Trujillo’s coup. Founded by intellectuals, Santo Domingo liberals, merchants and large peasant proprietors, it does not technically have an ideological heir, although the Liberal Party of the Dominican Republic tends to identify with a similar type of liberalism.

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  1. ^ Tejada, A. M. (1975). El partido rojo, el partido azul y el partido verde. Eme Eme : Estudios Dominicanos, 3(16), 21-42
  2. ^ a b "Camino a la intervención norteamericana" (in Spanish). Fundacion Global. Archived from the original on 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  3. ^ Soto Jimenez, Jose Miguel (2008-11-14). "El bipartidismo histórico en RD" (in Spanish). Listin Diario. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  4. ^ Sierra, Jimmy. "Los Partidos Politicos Dominicanos" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-12-23.