Labor Party (El Salvador)

The Labor Party (Partido Laborista) was a Salvadoran political party that existed from 1930 to 1931.

Labor Party
Partido Laborista
LeaderArturo Araujo
BannedDecember 1931
HeadquartersSan Salvador
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Land reform[2]
Political positionCenter-left

The party was founded by Arturo Araujo in 1930. The party joined a coalition with Maximiliano Hernández Martínez's National Republican Party during the 1931 general election.[3] The coalition failed to win a majority but Araujo was elected president by the Legislative Assembly.

The party dissolved following the 1931 Salvadoran coup d'état when all political parties were banned.[4]

Electoral history Edit

Presidential elections Edit

Election Candidate Votes % Result Ref.
1931 Arturo Araujo 106,777
Elected  Y [3]

Legislative Assembly elections Edit

Election Votes % Position Seats +/– Status in legislature
1931 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown New Government

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Gould, Jeffrey L. (2007). To rise in darkness : revolution, repression, and memory in El Salvador, 1920-1932. Aldo Lauria-Santiago. Durham: Duke University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-8223-8124-2. OCLC 271244522.
  2. ^ A reference guide to Latin American history. James D. Henderson, Helen Delpar, Maurice Philip Brungardt, Richard N. Weldon. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe. 2000. p. 183. ISBN 1-56324-744-5. OCLC 41185126.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook Vol. 1 Oxford University Press, p287
  4. ^ Grieb, Kenneth J (1971) "The United States and the rise of General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez" Journal of Latin American Studies 3, 2 p152