Popular Socialist Vanguard

The Vanguardia Popular Socialista (VPS, Popular Socialist Vanguard) was a far-right Chilean political party created in 1938.[1] It was the direct heir of the National Socialist Movement of Chile (MNS) and founded as a consequence of the failed fascist coup in 1938 and its repression. It included Jorge González von Marées, while former MNS member Carlos Keller refused to join it. The VPS obtained 2,5% at the 1941 legislative elections, having two deputies elected, one of them being Jorge González von Marées.[2]

Jorge González von Marées in front of a VPS flag, 1939

The VPS was dissolved in 1942, the majority of its members joining Juan Gómez Millas' far-right Partido Unión Nacionalista de Chile [es].

References Edit

  1. ^ Klein, Marcus (2001). "The New Voices of Chilean Fascism and the Popular Front, 1938-1942". Journal of Latin American Studies. 33 (2): 347–375. doi:10.1017/S0022216X01005995. ISSN 0022-216X. JSTOR 3653688. S2CID 145370595.
  2. ^ Cruz-Coke, Ricardo. 1984. Historia electoral de Chile. 1925-1973. Editorial Jurídica de Chile. Santiago.