National Integration Party (Colombia)

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National Integration Party
Founded November 2009
Ideology Colombian nationalism
Conservatism
Populism
Political position Far-right[1]
Seats in the Chamber of Representatives
6 / 164
Seats in the Senate
5 / 100
Website
www.partidopin.org
Politics of Colombia
Political parties
Elections

The National Integration Party (Spanish: Partido de Integración Nacional) is a Colombian political party formed in November 2009.

It has been linked with the Colombian parapolitics scandal in which Colombia paramilitaries were found to be influencing Colombian politics,[2][3] and considered a "reincarnation" of the banned National Democratic Alliance,[4] as well as other parties including Colombia Viva and Convergencia Ciudadana.[5] The imprisoned Senator Luis Alberto Gil is said to be a major influence on PIN.[5][6] Among the party's candidates were many friends and relatives of politicians with links to far-right militias and criminal gangs.[7] Since the March 2010 congressional elections, the party has held 9 out of 102 seats in the Senate and 11 of the 166 seats in the House of Representatives.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoyos, Adriana (March 2013), Colombia Country Report 2013, Center for International Development, Harvard University, p. 4-5 
  2. ^ France 24, 14 March 2010, Congressional voting kicks off amid fears of paramilitary influence
  3. ^ Pachico, Elyssa (15 March 2010), Paramilitary-linked PIN is a force to be reckoned with, Colombia Reports 
  4. ^ Javier Darío Restrepo, IPS, 16 March 2010, COLOMBIA: Vote-Buying and Front Men
  5. ^ a b Pachico, Elyssa (8 March 2010), Colombian party accused of ‘parapolitics’, Colombia Reports 
  6. ^ BBC, 17 March 2010, Recriminations over Colombia election results delay
  7. ^ Bajak, Frank, "New Colombian party linked to right-wing gangs", The Seattle Times date=16 March 2010 

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