New Alliance Party (Mexico)

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New Alliance Party
Leader Luis Castro Obregón
Founded January 30, 2005 (2005-01-30) by Elba Esther Gordillo
Headquarters Mexico City
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre-right[1]
International affiliation Liberal International
Continental affiliation Liberal Network for Latin America
Colours Aqua
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
10 / 500
Seats in the Senate
2 / 128
Website
www.nueva-alianza.org.mx
Politics of Mexico
Political parties
Elections
This article is about political party. For a definition of the word "panal", see the Wiktionary entry panal.

The New Alliance Party (Spanish: Partido Nueva Alianza, PNA or PANAL) is one of the newest political parties in Mexico.

Its creation was proposed by the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE, National Union of Education Workers), the largest trade union in Latin America, led by Elba Esther Gordillo, the controversial former general secretary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

The New Alliance Party was created on January 30, 2005, three years after the SNTE created the Asociación Ciudadana del Magisterio (ACM, Citizen Association of Teachers), a political group recognized by the Federal Electoral Institute since August 2002. The creation of this party by the SNTE, a group that has traditionally supported the PRI in every election caused accusations of treason for Gordillo.

The party's president is Jorge Kahwagi. On January 8, 2006 the PNA elected Roberto Campa as its candidate for president in the 2006 general elections. In the 2006 legislative elections the party won nine out of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one out of 128 Senators. In the 2009 legislative elections the party lost one seat in the Chamber of Deputies, leaving it with eight seats. In the 2012 legislative elections, PANAL won 2 seats in the Senate (an overall loss of 3), and 10 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (an overall gain of 3).[2]

The party logo distinctly resembles that of the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, a social conservative party active from 2000 to 2003. The logo was provided by an ad agency, purported to resemble a dove. Despite the discovery of the logo's resemblance to that of the Canadian Alliance (leading one founding member of the party to express feeling "robbed"), it was nonetheless adopted. The party's 2012 presidential candidate, Gabriel Quadri, appeared in a wetsuit at his campaign launch, as did Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day. [3]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election year Candidate # votes  % vote Result Note
2006 Roberto Campa Cifrián 401,804 0.96 Red XN Defeated
2012 Gabriel Quadri de la Torre 1,129,108 2.36 Red XN Defeated

Congressional elections[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes  % votes  %
2006 3,637,685 14.1 3,637,685 14.0
9 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg
2009 1,181,850 3.4 1,186,876 3.4
8 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg
2012 1,977,185 4.29 1,986,538 4.08
10 / 500
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto PRI Party (Mexico).svg

Senate elections[edit]

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes  % votes  %
2006 1,677,033 4.1 1,688,198 4.0
1 / 128
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg
2012 1,796,816 3.9 1,855,403 3.9
1 / 128
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto PRI Party (Mexico).svg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chanona, Alejandro (2009), "So far, so close? Mexico's views of the EU", External Perceptions of the European Union as a Global Actor (Taylor & Francis): 132 
  2. ^ Seelke, Claire. "Mexico’s 2012 Elections". Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ thestar.com | The Canadian Alliance in Mexico: Gabriel Quadri and his party making waves

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