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The MAS Region (Spanish: MAS Región), known until 2014 as Broad Social Movement (Spanish: Movimiento Amplio Social, MAS) was a Chilean left-wing political party founded by Alejandro Navarro in 2008.

MAS Region

MAS Región
PresidentCristián Tapia Ramos
Founded2008
Dissolved2018
CoalitionNueva Mayoría
Membership (2009)23,619 (10th)[1]
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Regionalism
Political positionLeft-wing
ColoursRed and White
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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The party was created as a political movement in 2008, by Senator Alejandro Navarro, after the then member of the Socialist Party (PS) began to feel poorly represented both by his party (which was then headed by Camilo Escalona) as the Concertacion, political coalition that owns the PS.[2] The party is inspired by the Socialism of the 21st century.

In 2009, after a failed presidential campaign, Navarro and the MAS members offer support to candidate Marco Enríquez-Ominami.[3] For the presidential election of 2013, however, announced it will support Michelle Bachelet (PS), representative of the former Concertacion. Currently participating in the electoral coalition Nueva Mayoría. Some members did not support this decision and formed the United Left.[4]

In 2014 it merged with the Northern Force Party, led by the mayor of Iquique, Jorge Soria, to form MAS Region.[5] In 2016, Senator Navarro resigned the party and the Nueva Mayoría to form the new País party.[6] In 2018, MAS Region merged with Citizen Left to become MAS Citizen Left.[7]

Presidential candidatesEdit

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Broad Social Movement. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estadistica de cantidad de afiliados a partidos politicos, al 14/08/2009
  2. ^ Historia Política Legislativa del Congreso Nacional de Chile. "Movimiento Amplio Social" (in Spanish). Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Qué!. "Navarro renuncia a la candidatura presidencial y ofrece su apoyo a Enríquez-Ominami" (in Spanish). September 23, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Radio U. Chile. "Legalización del partido Izquierda Unida:"Nuestro objetivo es generar una tercera alternativa electoral en Chile"" (in Spanish). April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ LeyChile.cl. "MAS Región" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  6. ^ 24Horas.cl. "Senador Navarro funda nuevo partido llamado "País siempre por Chile"" (in Spanish). September 6, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.servel.cl/servel-resuelve-disolucion-de-seis-partidos-politicos-por-no-alcanzar-requisitos-minimos-en-ultimas-elecciones-parlamentarias/