Democratic Revolution

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Democratic Revolution
Revolución Democrática
President Rodrigo Echecopar
Founded 7 January 2012
Headquarters General Bari 164, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
Ideology Democratic socialism
Participatory democracy
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Broad Front
International affiliation Foro de São Paulo
Chamber of Deputies
10 / 155
Senate
1 / 43
Website
www.revoluciondemocratica.cl

Democratic Revolution (Spanish: Revolución Democrática) is a Chilean left-wing political party, founded in 2012 by some of the leaders of the 2011 Chilean student protests, most notably the current Deputy Giorgio Jackson, who is also the most popular public figure of the party. Their principles are based on advocating for participative democracy and the overcoming of Neoliberalism in Chile.

History[edit]

The movement was founded on early 2012,[1] adding up to more than 4000 supporters in the first week.

They presented three candidates for the 2013 Chilean parliamentary election, winning one seat in the Chamber of Deputies, the former student leader Giorgio Jackson. They did not support any of the presidential candidates, although the majority of the movement decided to request the vote for Michelle Bachelet in the second round of the election.[2] The same year, the movement elected their first National directive, led by Miguel Crispi and Sebastián Depolo.

In mid-2015, the members of the movement decided to start the process to become a party. After collecting signatures all over the country, they were accepted as an official party in 2016.[3] Being an official party, they presented candidates for the Municipal election of 2016, most notably candidates for mayor in Antofagasta, La Serena, Taltal, among other towns, electing 9 members of Municipal Councils.

Presidential candidates[edit]

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by Democratic Revolution. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Revolución Democrática: el movimiento de Jackson y compañía que mira a las elecciones". Pulso (in Spanish). 6 January 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "La discusión tras el llamado a votar por Michelle Bachelet que definió Revolución Democrática". El Dínamo (in Spanish). 20 November 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ "«Acoge solicitud de inscripción del partido "Revolución Democrática", en formación, en el Registro de Partidos Políticos en las regiones II, IV, XI y RM y rechaza la inscripción en la región III" (PDF). Servicio Electoral de Chile (in Spanish). 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.

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