Federal Party (Puerto Rico)

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The Federal Party (Spanish: Partido Federal) was a short-lived political party in Puerto Rico.

The Federal Party was founded on October 1, 1899. It was formed by Luis Muñoz Rivera and other former members of the Autonomist Party during US military rule of the island following the Spanish-American War. The Federal Party supported greater self-rule for the island.

In February 1904, the party was reconstituted as the Union of Puerto Rico, or Union Party.

Further reading[edit]

  • José Trías Monge, Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World (Yale University Press, 1997) ISBN 0-300-07618-5