Grand Alliance for National Unity

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Grand Alliance for National Unity

Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional
ChairmanAndrés Rovira
Founded16 January 2010 (2010-01-16)
Split fromARENA
Headquarters6a y 10a Calle Poniente, San Salvador, El Salvador
IdeologySocial conservatism
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre-right[1]
Legislative Assembly
10 / 84
Mayors
24 / 262
Central American Parliament
2 / 20
Website
GANA.org.sv

The Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA; Spanish: Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional) is a political party in El Salvador. The party established itself on 16 January 2010[2] and was recognized by the Supreme Electoral Court of El Salvador on 19 May of the same year.[3] GANA is a conservative[4] and centre-right party.[5] Nevertheless, it almost always forms a parliamentary coalition with the ruling leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).[4]

The majority of party members came from the ARENA. Originally the defection from ARENA included 12 deputies in the Legislative Assembly, but this number has grown to 16. GANA ranks third in seats in the assembly with 11, after the FMLN's 31 and the ARENA's remaining 28.[6] There have been accusations of ARENA members being bought or blackmailed by the GANA party in order to secure them in their party.[7][8][9] GANA has also been accused of multiple cases of corruption.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GANA:a la derecha del FMLN, a la izquierda de ARENA", ContraPunto, 5 February 2014
  2. ^ "Gana firma acta de constitución como instituto político". El Diario de Hoy. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  3. ^ "TSE avala a GANA como nuevo partido político". El Diario de Hoy. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "El Salvador leader dealt setback in legislative vote", The West, 12 March 2012
  5. ^ Renteria, Nelson (12 March 2012), Ruling leftists suffer setback in El Salvador vote, Reuters
  6. ^ "Representantes por Grupo Parlamentario". Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  7. ^ "San Sebastián será la capital por un día".
  8. ^ "Soto denuncia presiones en interior ARENA".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-05-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-05-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-05-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ [1]

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