Neighbourhood Action Movement

The Neighbourhood Action Movement (Spanish: Movimiento de Acción Vecinal; MAV) is a minor localist[5] political party in Argentina based in Córdoba Province. It was founded in 1999 by Kasem Dandach, an immigrant from Lebanon who was a provincial lawmaker.[2] It has run its own candidates in presidential elections in 2015 and 2019, both times it has failed to secure enough votes to cross the threshold mandated by the Mandatory, Open and Simultaneous Primaries (PASO) to participate in the general election.[8]

Neighbourhood Action Movement
Movimiento de Acción Vecinal
PresidentMartín Dandach[1]
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)[2]
Membership (2017)Increase 12,773[3][4]
Political positionCentre[6]
Colors  Green[7]
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
0 / 257
Seats in the Senate
0 / 72

According to Raúl Albarracín, the party's leader in Córdoba Province and twice presidential candidate, the Neighbourhood Action Movement stands for a free market economy, supporting regional economies in Argentina's provinces and introducing a reform of the judiciary.[6]

Electoral performanceEdit


Election year Candidate PASO Result
# of overall votes % of overall vote
2015 Raúl Albarracín   39,512 0.18 (11th)  N Failed to pass threshold
2019 Raúl Albarracín   36,411 0.14 (9th)  N Failed to pass threshold


  1. ^ Martin Dandach en Vení Mañana por Telefé (Television production) (in Spanish). 30 July 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b ""Queremos la unidad en serio"". El Diario (in Spanish). 4 May 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ "AFILIACIONES A LOS PARTIDOS POLITICOS". (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Estadística de Afiliados" (PDF). (in Spanish). 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Hamid Dib precandidato a diputado del Parlasur". Diario Sirio Libanés (in Spanish). 5 August 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "El candidato "contra": quién es el único presidencial que no lleva foto de su vice en la boleta". Clarín (in Spanish). 23 July 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Así es la boleta de Movimiento de Acción Vecinal para las Elecciones 2019". La Nación (in Spanish). 25 July 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  8. ^ "PASO 2019: quiénes son los precandidatos que no llegaron a octubre". La Nación (in Spanish). 11 August 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2020.