Humanist Party (Chile)
|Headquarters||Av. Brasil 23, Second Floor
Santiago de Chile
|Membership (2009)||83,328 (6th)|
Democratic socialism (minority factions)
|International affiliation||Humanist International
Foro de São Paulo
In December 1990, Laura Rodríguez became the first elected representative of any Humanist Party in the world after winning a seat as part of the Concertación coalition, after Augusto Pinochet handed over power.
For the 2005 presidential elections, the Humanist Party was a member of the coalition Juntos Podemos Más (Together We Can Do/Achieve More). Their presidential candidate Tomás Hirsch won 5.37% of the vote in a 4-way race between Michelle Bachelet, Sebastián Piñera, and Joaquín Lavín in the 2005 elections. He polled 4th place and therefore did not make the runoff.
The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Humanist Party. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).
- 1988 plebiscite: "No" (win)
- 1989: Patricio Aylwin (win)
- 1993: Cristián Reitze (lost)
- 1999: Tomás Hirsch (lost)
- 2005: Tomás Hirsch (lost)
- 2009: Marco Enríquez-Ominami (lost)
- 2013: Marcel Claude (lost)
- Estadistica de cantidad de afiliados a partidos politicos, al 14/08/2009
- Official government election results
- "Humanist Party proclaims economist Marcel Claude as their presidential candidate" (in Spanish). Bio Bio Nacional. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
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