Plurinational Unity of the Lefts

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Plurinational Unity of the Lefts
Unidad Plurinacional de la Izquierdas
Leader Collective leadership
Founded 2011
Ideology Anti-capitalism,
Communism,
Democratic socialism,
Marxism–Leninism,
Progressivism
Political position Left-wing
Seats in the National Assembly
5 / 137
Politics of Ecuador
Political parties
Elections

Plurinational Unity of the Lefts (Unidad Plurinacional de las Izquierdas) is a left-wing political coalition in Ecuador, created in 2011.

History[edit]

In 2009, Pachakutik and the Democratic People's Movement (MPD) broke with the ruling PAIS Alliance over disagreements on water law and teacher evaluations. In the National Assembly, a new caucus formed called the Plurinational, Progressive, and Leftist Democratic Assembly, composed of Pachakutik and MPD assemblymen and assemblywomen.

2011 Referendum[edit]

Plurinational Unity of the Lefts participated in the referendum and popular consultation of 2011, advising a "no" vote on questions 1-9, and "yes" on 10. They used the slogan "Not this time, President" recognizing their past support of President Correa's proposals, but conveying their support was over.

Prostests of 2012[edit]

PCMLE formation in 2012.

Beginning on 8 March 2012, Plurinational Unity of the Lefts participated in a series of peaceful protests, commonly called the 8-M Movement, by indigenous groups, left-wing opponents of the government, environmental groups, LGBT groups, and students, which culminated in the arrival of more than 30,000 people in the streets of Ecuador.

Participating Parties[edit]

The coalition currently comprises the following ten parties (in alphabetical order):

Electoral Results[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

National Assembly
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
2013 4,149,243 4.73
5 / 137

Presidential[edit]

Presidency
Election year Candidate # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
2013 Alberto Acosta 280,539 3.26