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Partido de la Gente

  (Redirected from Party of the Folk)

HistoryEdit

Founded in 2016, its main leader is Edgardo Novick.[1]

Three members of the party have been elected to the legislature: the Senator Daniel Bianchi and the Representative Guillermo Facello, both former Colorados; and the Representative Daniel Peña, a former Blanco. However, in early 2019 Bianchi was expelled from the party after driving under the influence of alcohol.[2]

NameEdit

Gente is a Spanish-language word for "people" or "populace". There is also another synonym, pueblo. Locally, the word pueblo may have a left-leaning or revolutionary connotation, as used by other political groups such as Partido por el Gobierno del Pueblo and Partido por la Victoria del Pueblo. As such, the name of the party used a more neutral term without the connotation, while still maintaining a similar translation as the "Party of the Folk", or "Party of the Plain Folks", as well as "Party of the People".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partido de la Gente established today". El Observador. 8 November 2016. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Bianchi dijo que ser expulsado del Partido de la Gente fue "demasiada" sanción". El País. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019. (in Spanish)

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