National Union of Ethical Citizens
|National Union of Ethical Citizens
Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos
|Split from||Colorado Party|
|Politics of Paraguay
The party was established in 2002, although its predecessor, the Unión Nacional de Colorados Éticos, was founded in 1996 as a faction within the ruling Colorado party. It first contested national elections in 2003, when it won 10 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and seven in the Senate, becoming the joint-third largest party. Its candidate in the presidential election, Guillermo Sánchez, finished fourth with 13.9% of the vote.
In January 2008, Lino Oviedo, who was released from prison in September 2007, was nominated unopposed as the party's presidential candidate for the April elections. In the elections the party won 16 seats in the Chamber and nine in the Senate, whilst Oviedo finished third with 22.8% of the vote.
- Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p428 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
- Once-jailed Paraguayan army chief nominated for opposition run for president" The China Post, 14 January 2008.
- Official website (Spanish)