Cambiemos

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Let's Change
Cambiemos
Leader Mauricio Macri (PRO)
Party Leaders Alfredo Cornejo (UCR)
Humberto Schiavoni (PRO)
Elisa Carrió (CC-ARI)
Congress Leaders Luis Naidenoff (Senate)
Mario Negri (Chamber of Deputies)
Key People María Eugenia Vidal, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Ernesto Sanz, Emilio Monzó, Nicolás Caputo, Jaime Durán Barba, Marcos Peña, Mario Quintana, Gustavo Lopetegui, Susana Malcorra, Daniel Angelici, Fernando de Andreis, Diego Santilli, Rogelio Frigerio, Federico Salvai, Fernando Sánchez
Founded 15 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-15)
Ideology Liberalism[1]
Conservatism[2]
Developmentalism
Meritocracy[3]
Political position Big tent[4][5][6][7]
Centre-right
Members Republican Proposal,
Radical Civic Union,
Civic Coalition ARI
Chamber of Deputies
108 / 257
Senate
24 / 72
Governors
5 / 24
Website
cambiemos.com

Cambiemos (Spanish pronunciation: [kamˈbjemos]; Spanish for "Let’s change") is an Argentine big tent[8][9][10] political coalition created in 2015. It is composed of the Republican Proposal (PRO), the Radical Civic Union (UCR), and the Civic Coalition (CC). These three parties respectively nominated Mauricio Macri, Ernesto Sanz, and Elisa Carrió as their representatives in the August 2015 primary elections, which were held to choose which candidate would run in the 2015 presidential election on 25 October.[11] On 9 August 2015 Mauricio Macri was elected as the candidate who would represent Cambiemos in the presidential election; on 22 November he won the presidential election.

Creation[edit]

Initially, the pre-candidates Mauricio Macri, Daniel Scioli, and Sergio Massa had a triple tie in the polls for the 2015 presidential election. The other parties created a political coalition, the Broad Front UNEN. Elisa Carrió, leader of the Civic Coalition, left UNEN and joined a coalition with Macri's Republican Proposal instead. Both of them would run in the primary elections. The Radical Civic Union was divided: Ernesto Sanz proposed to join Macri as well, and Julio Cobos proposed to stay in UNEN. The party held a convention to decide what to do, and Sanz's proposal prevailed. Thus, the UCR left UNEN and joined the PRO-CC. The new coalition was named "Cambiemos", suggesting a change from the 12-year long rule of center-left Kirchnerists.

Macri, Sanz, and Carrió ran to be the nominee in the primary elections with Macri winning by a wide margin. He won the presidential election against the Kirchnerite candidate Daniel Scioli in a ballotage. In lower-level posts, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta was elected as Macri's replacement, keeping the City of Buenos Aires under coalition control. Alfredo Cornejo and Gerardo Morales became governors of Mendoza and Jujuy Provinces, respectively. María Eugenia Vidal defeated Aníbal Fernández and became the governor of the populous Buenos Aires Province, ending 28 years of Peronist control.[12]

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