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Citizens' Movement (Spanish: Movimiento Ciudadano) is a political party in Mexico. Dante Delgado Rannauro was its first leader. It was initially known as Convergence for Democracy (Spanish: Convergencia por la Democracia), but the name was shortened to simply Convergence (Spanish: Convergencia) in August 2002. In July 2011, it was reformed as the Citizens' Movement. Since the 4th of December 2018, Clemente Castañeda has been the head of the party as part of a new wave of young leaders.

Citizens' Movement

Movimiento Ciudadano
LeaderClemente Castañeda
Founded1 August 1998 (1998-08-01) (Convergence)
31 July 2011 (2011-07-31) (Citizens' Movement)
NewspaperThe Citizen
Youth wingYouth in Movement
IdeologySocial democracy
Participatory democracy
Progressivism
Environmentalism
Feminism
Secularism
Political positionCentre-left to Left-wing
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[1]
Colours     Orange
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
28 / 500
Seats in the Senate
7 / 128
Governorships
1 / 32
Seats in State legislatures
37 / 1,124
Website
http://movimientociudadano.mx/

Convergence was founded as a "national political grouping" in 1997. It attained registered party status in 1999 and participated in federal elections in the 2000 general election as a component in the "Alliance for Mexico" (Alianza por México), whose (unsuccessful) presidential candidate was Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. In that election, as its part of the alliance's share, it was awarded one Senate seat and two in the Chamber of Deputies.

It contested the 2003 mid-term congressional election as an independent (unallied) party, and was rewarded with 2.3% of the popular vote and five seats in the Chamber of Deputies. As of 2004 it governed 28 municipalities in various parts of the country.

In the 2006 general election, Convergence allied itself with the Party of the Democratic Revolution and the Labour Party to form the Alliance for the Good of All coalition, whose presidential candidate was Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The party won 17 out of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 5 out of 128 Senators. It is known for its song "Movimiento Naranja" which has 41 million views on YouTube.[2][3]

  PRI
  PAN
  PRD
  Convergence
  PVEM
State governors by party (2013)
  PAN
  PRI
  PRD
  MC
  Morena
  independiente
State governors by party (2018)

Convergence describes itself as a social-democratic party.[4] Its electoral colours were blue and orange; the party logo is a blue circle, superimposed by an orange eagle and the word Convergencia. The party was renamed the Citizens' Movement and reformed on 31 July 2011, with its new official logo becoming an orange square with a white eagle.

Convergencia logo

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Electoral historyEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election year Candidate # votes % vote Result Note
2000 support PRD Candidate; Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2006 support PRD Candidate; Coalition: Coalition for the Good of All
2012 support PRD Candidate; Coalition: Broad Progressive Front
2018 support PAN Candidate; Coalition: Por México al Frente

Congressional electionsEdit

Chamber of DeputiesEdit

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes % votes %
2000 see: Party of the Democratic Revolution
0 / 500
Minority Vicente Fox   Coalition: Coalition for the Good of All
2003 603,392 2.3 605,156 2.3
5 / 500
Minority Vicente Fox  
2006 see: Party of the Democratic Revolution
18 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón   Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2009 851,639 2.5 854,347 2.5
6 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón  
2012 58,096 1,943,855 3.99
16 / 500
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto   Coalition: Broad Progressive Front
2015 2,421,164 6.40 2,431,908 6.09
26 / 500
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto   Coalition: Broad Progressive Front
2018
27 / 500
Minority Andrés Manuel López Obrador   Coalition: For Mexico to the Front

Senate electionsEdit

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes % votes %
2000 see: Party of the Democratic Revolution
1 / 128
Minority Vicente Fox   Coalition: Coalition for the Good of All
2006 see: Party of the Democratic Revolution
1 / 128
Minority Felipe Calderón   Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2012 2,025,045 4.3
1 / 128
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto   Coalition: Broad Progressive Front
2018
7 / 128
Minority Andrés Manuel López Obrador   Coalition: For Mexico to the Front

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parties & Organisations - Progressive Alliance". Progressive-alliance.info.
  2. ^ "Movimiento Naranja, el video que se ha convertido en un fenomeno viral". Hipertextual.com.
  3. ^ "Movimiento Naranja - Yuawi - Movimiento Ciudadano". YouTube. 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Y a todo esto, ¿de quién es la canción Movimiento Naranja?". Nacion321.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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