Revolutionary Febrerista Party

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Revolutionary Febrerista Party
Partido Revolucionario Febrerista
President Josefina Duarte
Founder Rafael Franco
Founded 1951
Headquarters Casa del Pueblo, Manduvirá Nº 522
Asunción, Paraguay
Ideology Left-wing nationalism
Democratic socialism[1]
Environmentalism
Indigenismo
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation Socialist International
Colours Green
Website
www.prfparaguay.org
Politics of Paraguay
Political parties
Elections

The Revolutionary Febrerista Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Febrerista, PRF) is a democratic socialist party of Paraguay.

History[edit]

The party was established on 11 December 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was initially banned in Paraguay, which was under a Colorado Party regime at the time. The party was legalised in 1964 as it was no longer deemed to be a threat to President Alfredo Stroessner.[2] In the 1967 Constitutional Assembly elections it won three of the 120 seats. In the general elections the following year the party failed to win a Senate seat, but won one seat in the Chamber of Deputies.

After 1968 the party did not contest another national election until the overthrow of the Stroessner regime in 1989. In the elections that year they won two seats in the Chamber of Deputies. In the 1991 Constitutional Assembly elections they won a single seat. For the 1993 elections it was part of the National Encounter Party coalition,[3] which finished third. The party ran alone in the 1998 elections, but failed to win a seat. They also failed to win a seat in the 2003 elections. For the 2008 elections the party was part of the Patriotic Alliance for Change, which won two seats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busky, Donald F. (2000), Democratic Socialism: A Global Survey, Praeger Publishers, p. 195 
  2. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p416 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  3. ^ Nohlen, p427