Social Democrat Radical Party
|Chief of Deputies||José Pérez|
|Chief of Senators||–|
|Founded||18 August 1994|
|Merger of||Radical Party and Social Democracy Party|
|Headquarters||Miraflores 495 Santiago|
|Youth wing||Juventud Radical|
|Membership (2017)||30,779 (5th)|
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|National affiliation||Nueva Mayoría|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|Chamber of Deputies|
8 / 155
0 / 43
12 / 278
9 / 345
171 / 2,224
The party supported Ricardo Lagos in the 1999–2000 presidential elections, who won 48.0% in the first round and was elected with 51.3% in the second round. At the 2001 legislative elections, the party won as part of the Concertación 6 out of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. This changed at the 2005 legislative elections to 7 and 1, respectively. In 2009, it won 5 congress seats and 1 senate seat.
The party is a member of Socialist International.
The current party executive assumed in August 2018.
|First Vice President||Alberto Robles MP|
|Second Vice President||Marcela Hernando|
|Third Vice President||Fernando Meza MP|
|Vice President for Women||Jacqueline Castillo|
|Under-secretary General||Leonardo Cubillos|
|Secretary for Control and Organisation||Oscar Araya|
|Secretary for Regions||Eduardo Vivanco|
|Electoral Secretary||Rosa Fuenzalida|
|International Secretary||Ricardo Navarrete|
|Secretary for Communications||Robert Guevara|
Leaders of the PRSD (1994–present)Edit
|Leader||Titles in office||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|Anselmo Sule||Senator for O'Higgins (until 1998)||18 August 1994||7 June 2002
(died in office)
|First direct elected leader of the PRSD.|
|Orlando Cantuarias (acting)||None||7 June 2002||25 October 2002||Acting leader after Sule's death|
|Patricio Tombolini||Under-Secretary for Transport||25 October 2002||7 January 2003||Second direct elected leader. Resigned after a Corruption scandal (Caso Coimas) as the First Deputy Leader.|
|Orlando Cantuarias (acting)||None||7 January 2003||3 April 2004||Acting leader after Tombolini's resignation as the First Deputy Leader.|
|Augusto Parra (acting)||Senator appointed by the President of Chile as a former chancellor of the University of Concepción||3 April 2004||19 April 2004||Appointed as Acting leader by the PRSD National Committee|
|Enrique Silva Cimma||Senator appointed by the Comptroller General of Chile||19 April 2004||28 February 2005||Appointed as Leader by the PRSD National Committee|
|José Antonio Gómez Urrutia||Senator for Antofagasta||28 February 2005||30 December 2009||Third direct elected leader. Resigned after the Chilean parliamentary election, 2009|
|Fernando Meza (acting)||MP for Toltén valley||30 December 2009||21 January 2010||Acting leader after Gomez's resignation as the First Deputy Leader.|
|José Antonio Gómez Urrutia||Senator for Antofagasta||21 January 2010||15 March 2014||Appointed as Leader by the PRSD National Committee|
|Ricardo Navarrete (acting)||None||15 March 2014||16 May 2014||Acting leader after Gomez's resignation as the First Deputy Leader. He resigned to be Chilean embassador in Colombia.|
|Iván Mesías Lehu (acting)||None||16 May 2014||4 August 2014||Acting leader after Navarrete's resignation as the Second Deputy Leader.|
|Ernesto Velasco||None||4 August 2014||Incumbent||Fourth direct elected leader of the party.|
Due to its membership in the Concert of Parties for Democracy, the party has endorsed the candidates of other parties on several occasions. Presidential elections in Chile are held using a two-round system, the results of which are displayd below.
|Date||Candidate||Party||Round I||Round II||Result|
|2009||Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle||PDC||29.6||48.4||Defeat|
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