Humanist Party (Chile)

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Humanist Party
Partido Humanista
Leader Danilo Monteverde
Founded 1984
Headquarters Av. Brasil 23, Second Floor
Santiago de Chile
Membership  (2009) 83,328 (6th)[1]
Ideology Humanism,
Democratic socialism (minority factions)
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation Humanist International
Foro de São Paulo
Colours Orange
Website
Official website

The Humanist Party (Spanish: Partido Humanista) is a progressive left-wing political party in Chile, founded in 1984.

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.

At the last legislative elections, December 16, 2001, the party won 1.1% of the vote but no seats. The party is a member of the Humanist International.

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.[2]

On 12 March 2013 they selected economist and university professor Marcel Claude as their candidate for the 2013 presidential election.[3]

Presidential candidates[edit]

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

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