Chile Vamos (Spanish for "Let’s go Chile”) is a Chilean political coalition of four centre-right and right-wing parties. The coalition was created on 29 January 2015 by the general secretaries of the Independent Democrat Union, National Renewal, Independent Regionalist Party and Political Evolution.[1] However, in late 2019, Independent Democrat Union froze their membership with the coalition because of major disagreements with some policies of their fellow parties.[2]

Chile Vamos
LeaderSebastián Piñera
Founded29 January 2015
HeadquartersSantiago de Chile
IdeologyConservatism
Liberal conservatism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union
Senators
19 / 43
Deputies
72 / 155
Mayors
144 / 345
Website
www.chilevamos.cl

HistoryEdit

On August 2, 2014, during the National Council of National Renewal in Santiago, the party chairman, Cristián Monckeberg, called his group together with the UDI and then political movement Evópoli to refound the Alliance under the name Coalition for Freedom. Negotiations were also held with the Independent Regionalist Party so that it would join the coalition, which concluded in December 2014 with the creation of a new coalition agreed to contest the municipal elections of 2016, and the presidential, parliamentary and regional councilors elections of 2017.

The new coalition was made official on January 29, 2015, and the process of finding a name for the new referent began.

In August 2015, the four member parties agreed to submit two lists for the election of councilors in 2016: one consisting of RN and UDI, and the other composed of the PRI and Evópoli. The same month, the name "Levantemos" (Let's get up) emerged as the name that generated greater consensus within the coalition as its mark. However, the name generated a controversy with the NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile, which expressed its rejection by the similarity of the name and logo. Since the opposition bloc argued that the name of the coalition is not yet formalized, and that "Levantemos" is only one of the options to consider.

The name "Chile Vamos" was decided on 4 October 2015.[3]

CompositionEdit

Party Spanish Leader
  Independent Democratic Union Unión Demócrata Independiente Hernán Larraín
  National Renewal Renovacion Nacional Cristián Monckeberg
  Political Evolution Evolución Política Felipe Kast
  Independent Regionalist Party Partido Regionalista Independiente Alejandra Bravo

Political councilEdit

The coalition has a political council with 47 members: 16 independents, 10 from National Renewal, 10 from the Independent Democratic Union, 6 from Political Evolution and 5 from the Independent Regionalist Party.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UDI, RN, PRI y Evópoli firman acuerdo para la creación de una nueva coalición política". La Tercera. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ Blume, Florencia (December 20, 2019). "La UDI y Chile Vamos". La Tercera (in Spanish). Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. ^ http://rbb.cl/cxyr
  4. ^ Unión Demócrata Independiente (December 2015). "Orgánica "Chile Vamos"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  5. ^ "UDI incorpora a Kast, Bellolio, y a ex timoneles a consejo político de Chile Vamos". La Tercera. 2015-12-18. Retrieved 2015-12-19.

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