Independent Party (Uruguay)

The Independent Party (Spanish: Partido Independiente) is a social democratic[citation needed] and Christian humanist political party in Uruguay. The party is led by Pablo Mieres, who was presidential candidate in the 2004 national elections and in 2009.

Independent Party
Partido Independiente
LeaderPablo Mieres
Founded11 November 2002; 19 years ago (2002-11-11)
Split fromNew Space
HeadquartersAv. Italia 2580, Montevideo
IdeologySocial democracy[citation needed]
Christian humanism
Political positionCentre-left[citation needed]
National affiliationCoalición Multicolor
ColoursYellow, Purple
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 99
Senate
0 / 30
Intendencias
0 / 19
Mayors
0 / 112
Website
www.partidoindependiente.org.uy

IdeologyEdit

Its goal is to build a third way away from the heterodox left-wing coalition Frente Amplio and the traditional right wing parties Colorado Party and National Party.

HistoryEdit

Founded in 2002 by Pablo Mieres, Mieres left the New Space in aftermath of Rafael Michelini's decision to rejoin Broad Front

2004 electionEdit

At the 2004 national elections, it won 1.89% of the popular vote, one seat in the Chamber of Deputies (which is occupied by Iván Posada), and none in the Senate. It is the fourth largest party in Uruguay, and the smallest with parliamentary representation.

2009 electionEdit

At the 2009 national elections, it won 2.49% of the popular vote, and two seats in the Chamber of Deputies (occupied by Iván Posada and Daniel Radío).

2014 electionEdit

At the 2014 national elections, it won 3.09 of the popular vote. They claimed three seats in the Chamber of Deputies (occupied by Iván Posada, Daniel Radío and Heriberto Sosa), and one seat at the Senate (occupied by Pablo Mieres).

Electoral historyEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election Party candidate Running mate Votes % Votes % Result
First Round Second Round
2004 Pablo Mieres Iván Posada 41,011 1.84% Lost  N
2009 Pablo Mieres Iván Posada 57,360 2.49% Lost  N
2014 Pablo Mieres Conrado Ramos 73,379 3.09% Lost  N
2019 Pablo Mieres Mónica Bottero 23,580 1.01% Lost  N

Chamber of Deputies and Senate electionsEdit

Election Votes % Chamber seats +/- Senate seats +/- Position Size
2004 41,011 1.84%
1 / 99
New
0 / 30
New Opposition 4th
2009 57,360 2.49%
2 / 99
  1
0 / 30
  Opposition   4th
2014 73,379 3.09%
3 / 99
  1
1 / 30
  1 Opposition   4th
2019 26,313 1.01%
1 / 99
  2
0 / 30
  1 Coalition (PNPCCAPG–PI)   7th

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