Progressive Action Party
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|Progressive Action Party|
|Partido d'Acción Progresista|
|Preceded by||United Action Party|
|Headquarters||La Havana, Cuba|
|Politics of Cuba
The Progressive Action Party (Spanish: Partido d'Acción Progresista) was a Cuban political party, led by Fulgencio Batista. The party was founded in 1950, before the 1952 general elections, whereas, however, certain to lose the election, he made a coup d'etat by seizing the Presidency.
The party was based on a moderate conservatism and economic liberalism on a large, to attract American capital in Cuba. This line proved effective and economic, despite corruption and poverty plaguing the country, Cuba experienced one of its most prosperous periods under the dictatorship of Batista. Other bulwark of the party was anti-Communism, not only because of the alignment with the United States but also because most of the members of the 26th of July Movement, guerrilla movement anti-Batista, were Communists, including Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.
The party was dissolved following the Cuban revolution of 1959, which ousted Batista causing it to flee abroad and led to the establishment of the Communist regime of Fidel Castro.
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