Democratic Left (Ecuador)

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This article is about the Ecuadorian political party. For other organisations with similar names, see Democratic Left (disambiguation).
Democratic Left
Izquierda Democrática
Leader Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
Founded 1970
Split from Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
Colors Orange
Seats in the National Assembly
4 / 137

The Democratic Left (Spanish: Izquierda Democrática, ID) is a social-democratic political party in Ecuador. It is a member of the Socialist International. At the legislative elections, held on 20 October 2002, the party won at least 13 out of 100 seats. Its candidate Rodrigo Borja, who was president of Ecuador from 1988 to 1992, won 14.4% of the vote in the presidential elections of the same day. For the October 2006 elections, it has entered into an alliance with the Ethics and Democracy Network (Red Etica y Democracia), to support the ticket formed by former Vice-President León Roldós, and Ramiro González, former Prefect of the Pichincha Canton. The party won 13 seats in Congress again, while its presidential ticket came in fourth place.

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