Civic Renewal Party

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The Civic Renewal Party (Partido Renovaciòn Civilista, PRC) was a Panamanian right liberal political party.

The Civic Renewal Party was founded on 13 August 1992 [1] by a group of professionals who had played key roles in the National Civic Crusade that opposed General Manuel Antonio Noriega's military dictatorship during 1987-1989.

The National Civic Crusade (Cruzada Civilista Nacional, CCN), a broad-based opposition movement composed of more than 100 groups, including members of the Roman Catholic Church, civil and professional organizations, and trade unions. [2]

In 1994, it backed the recently resigned Comptroller General Rubén Darío Carles as part of the Alliance for Change '94 coalition and in 1999, it supported banker and former Arnulfista Party member Alberto Vallarino Clement, as a part of the Opposition Action Alliance. [3]

Although the party elected three legislators to the unicameral Legislative Assembly in 1994 [4] , in the 1999 election it failed to garner enough votes to survive and, pursuant to Panamanian Electoral Laws, was dissolved thereafter. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Tribunal Archived 19 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Europa world year book. 1994, Vol. 2. Europa Publ., 1994. Pp. 2324.
  3. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp. 534.
  4. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp. 530.
  5. ^ Electoral Tribunal Archived 19 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.