Progressive Party (Chile)

The Progressive Party (Spanish: Partido Progresista, or PRO)[2] is a political party in Chile. It was founded in 2010 by former Socialist deputy and presidential candidate Marco Enriquez-Ominami.[3] It is the political successor of the coalition New Majority for Chile.

Progressive Party

Partido Progresista
LeaderMarco Enriquez-Ominami
PresidentPatricia Morales
Founded2010
CoalitionFor All Chile
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Progressivism
Environmentalism
Political positionLeft-wing[1]
ColoursRed and Blue
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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Website
http://www.losprogresistas.cl/

The political party is composed by Enriquez-Ominami supporters in the presidential campaign of 2009, former members of the Concertación and other leftist political movements. After a process of collecting signatures, was enrolled in some regions. In 2012 it became the first national political party created after the Chilean transition to democracy.[4]

Presidential candidatesEdit

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Progressive Party. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).

  • 2013: Marco Enríquez-Ominami (lost)
  • 2017: Marco Enríquez-Ominami (lost)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chilean students warn presidential candidates education reform is pending". MercoPress. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Enríquez-Ominami Bautiza Oficialmente Como 'Partido Progresista' (PRO) Nueva Tienda Política" (in Spanish). 123.cl. May 10, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Partido Progresista (PRO)" (in Spanish). BCN. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Radio Bío-Bío (January 13, 2012). "Marco Enríquez Ominami crea a nivel nacional el Partido Progresista" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 15, 2013.

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