Social Democrat Radical Party
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|Social Democrat Radical Party|
|Partido Radical Socialdemócrata|
|Founded||August 18, 1994|
|Youth wing||Juventud Radical|
|Membership (2009)||86,999 (5th)|
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|National affiliation||New Majority|
|International affiliation||Socialist International
|Colours||Blue and Red|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of Chile
The Social Democrat Radical Party (Partido Radical Socialdemócrata, PRSD, also translated as "Radical Social Democratic Party") is a social democratic party in Chile. The party is a member of Socialist International.
The party supported Ricardo Lagos in the 1999/2000 presidential elections, who won 48.0% in the first round and was elected with 51.3% in the second round. At the last legislative elections, 16 December 2001, the party won as part of the Coalition of Parties for Democracy 6 out of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. This changed at the 2005 elections to 7 and 1, respectively. In 2009, it won 5 congress seats and 1 senate seat.
The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Social Democrat Radical Party. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).
- 1999: Ricardo Lagos (won)
- 2005: Michelle Bachelet (won)
- 2009: Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (lost)
- 2013: Michelle Bachelet (won)
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Library of Congress Country Studies.
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