Concentration of People's Forces

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Concentration of People's Forces
Historical leader Assad Bucaram,
Jaime Roldós Aguilera (1979-1981)
Founded 1949
Headquarters Quito, Ecuador
Ideology Populism
Political position Centre-right
Politics of Ecuador
Political parties
Elections

The Concentration of People's Forces (Concentración de Fuerzas Populares, CFP) is a centre-right populist political party in Ecuador. It was founded in 1949 and played a major role in Ecuadorian politics of the 1960s and 70s, with its sronghold being in Guayaquil.[1] With Jaime Roldós Aguilera it provided the country's president from 1979 to 1981. Since the end of the 1980s, it has fallen into insignificance.

Many in the party leadership are of Lebanese descent and developed a power base in support of popular figures turned politicians.

Under the leadership of Assad Bucaram it was one of Ecuador's largest parties in the 1960s and 1970s. CFP's Jaime Roldós (the husband of Bucaram's niece) became the first freely-elected president of Ecuador after the rule of the military juntas in the 1970s.

Though the Bucaram family and members of Roldós's own family continued in politics, they changed allegiance to other parties and the CFP was weakened.

In the legislative elections, of 20 October 2002, the party won 1 out of 100 seats. This party might not have won any seats in the 2006 elections, and in the 2014 they risk losing official financing. Its presidential candidate, Jaime Damerval, won 0.4% of the vote in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrisson, Christian (ed.) (1994), The Political Feasability of Adjustment in Ecuador and Venezuela, OECD Publications Centre, p. 44