Broad Left Front (Peru)

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Broad Left Front
Frente Amplio de Izquierda
Founded November 2005
Ideology Socialism;
Communism;
Patriotism
Political position Left-wing

Broad Left Front (in Spanish: Frente Amplio de Izquierda) is a political coalition of leftist parties and movements in Peru.

Participants[edit]

The organizations that constituted FAI were as follows:

History[edit]

Initially, the organization was known as National Coordination of Left-wing and Progressive Parties (Coordinadora Nacional de Izquierda y Partidos Progresistas). It took the name Frente Amplio de Izquierda in November 2005.

In the elections of 2006, the FAI decided to withhold support for the presidential candidacy of Ollanta Humala and his Peruvian Nationalist Party, and nominated Alberto Moreno, chairman of Peru's communist party, as its own presidential candidate. Subsequently, some long-time leftists, such as Ricardo Letts Colmenares, left the FAI.[1]

In the elections, Moreno received 0.3% of the vote, coming in 12th.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La izquierda en el Perú: de la rupture a un frente amplio" ("The Left in Peru: From rupture to a broad front") by Jorge Zavaleta Alegre, Los Andes, 14 July 2013 (accessed 20 March 2016)(in Spanish)