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The Green Alliance (Spanish: Alianza Verde) is a Colombian political party located in the centre of the political spectrum.[1] The party advocates social justice, electoral reform and economic sustainability.[2]

Green Alliance

Alianza Verde
PresidentLuis Carlos Avellaneda (Co-president)
Antonio Sanguino (Co-president)
Founded2005 (2005)
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
IdeologyGreen politics
Progressivism
Pacifism
Civic virtue
Political positionCentre to Centre-left
Regional affiliationFederation of the Green Parties of the Americas
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Colours     Green
Seats in the Chamber of Representatives
9 / 172
Seats in the Senate
9 / 108
Governors
3 / 32
Mayors
50 / 1,102
Website
[1]

The party supports the Colombian peace process and formed the electoral alliance Coalition Colombia with centrist and centre left parties such as Civic Compromise to present a single presidential candidate Sergio Fajardo in the 2018 presidential election.[3]

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HistoryEdit

The party was founded on November 25, 2005 in Bogotá by a group of people headed by Carlos Ramón González Merchan and Elías Pineda.

2007 regional electionsEdit

For the October 28, 2007 Colombian regional elections to elect department governors, department assembly deputies, mayors and councils and Local Administrative Juntas the party oddly won the governorships of Cesar with candidate Cristian Moreno Panezo and Boyacá with candidate José Roso Millán. The party also obtained 23 Municipal mayors.[4]

2010 congressional electionsEdit

Three independent former mayors of Bogota, Luis Eduardo Garzón, Antanas Mockus, and Enrique Peñalosa, formed an alliance to choose an independent candidate for the presidency. However, they required a political structure. The ad-hoc coalition merged with the Centre Option Green Party, which changed its name to Green Party. Following this, the new party joined by many regional politicians.

Mockus was elected candidate for the presidency in the Green Party's primary elections, held on March 14, 2010. On the same day, the party gained 5 seats in the Senate. Independent presidential candidate and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, joined the Mockus campaign soon after and was chosen as the Green Party's Vice Presidential candidate.

2010 Presidential ElectionsEdit

On May 30, the Colombian Green Party became the second political force as a result of the First Round of the Presidential Election with 21% of the electorate. On June 21, they received 28% of the vote thereby losing the Presidential election to Juan Manuel Santos who achieved 69%.[5]

SlogansEdit

  • "Your Life is Sacred"
  • "Public Resources are Sacred"
  • "Not Everything is Justifiable"
  • "Conscience Vote"
  • "Natural Resources Are Sacred"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Castro Morales, Juan Pablo (2011-07-01). Partido Verde: Ni izquierda ni derecha.
  2. ^ User, Super. "Principios y prioridades". alianzaverde.org.co (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  3. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "'Coalición está cerca': De la Calle sobre alianza con López y Fajardo". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  4. ^ Partido Verde Opción Centro, casi desconocido en el país, ganó dos gobernaciones y 23 alcaldías - Archivo - Archivo digital eltiempo.com[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Murphy, Helen and Bristow, Matthew. "Colombia’s Santos Hails Uribe in Landslide Presidential Victory", Bloomberg Businessweek, New York City, June 21, 2010

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