Green Party (Colombia)
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|Colombian Green Party|
|President||Luis Carlos Avellaneda (Co-president)
Antonio Sanguino (Co-president)
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
|Seats in the Chamber of Representatives||
6 / 164
|Seats in the Senate||
5 / 100
2 / 32
|Politics of Colombia
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Colombian Green Party (Spanish: Partido Verde Colombiano) is a Colombian political party associated with the philosophies of the Green party as well as the "political middle". The party advocates for having an ecological conscience, social justice, participative democracy, non violence resolutions, human sustainability and respect for diversity in order to improve the Colombian social, economic and political struggle and bring to an end the Colombian armed conflict. The Party is mostly influenced by the French party "The Greens" and the Global Greens.
2007 regional elections
For the October 28, 2007 Colombian regional elections to elect department governors, department assembly deputies, mayors and councils and Local Administrative Juntas the party oddly won the governorships of Cesar with candidate Cristian Moreno Panezo and Boyacá with candidate José Roso Millán. The party also obtained 23 Municipal mayors.
2010 congressional elections
Three independent former mayors of Bogota, Luis Eduardo Garzón, Antanas Mockus, and Enrique Peñalosa, formed an alliance to choose an independent candidate for the presidency. However, they required a political structure. The ad-hoc coalition merged with the Centre Option Green Party, which changed its name to Green Party. Following this, the new party joined by many regional politicians.
Mockus was elected candidate for the presidency in the Green Party's primary elections, held on March 14, 2010. On the same day, the party gained 5 seats in the Senate. Independent presidential candidate and former mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo, joined the Mockus campaign soon after and was chosen as the Green Party's Vice Presidential candidate.
2010 Presidential Elections
On May 30, the Colombian Green Party became the second political force as a result of the First Round of the Presidential Election with 21% of the electorate. On June 21, they received 28% of the vote thereby losing the Presidential election to Juan Manuel Santos who achieved 69%.
- "Your Life is Sacred"
- "Public Resources are Sacred"
- "Not Everything is Justifiable"
- "Conscience Vote"
- "Natural Resources Are Sacred"
- Partido Verde Opción Centro, casi desconocido en el país, ganó dos gobernaciones y 23 alcaldías - Archivo - Archivo digital eltiempo.com
- Murphy, Helen and Bristow, Matthew. "Colombia’s Santos Hails Uribe in Landslide Presidential Victory", Bloomberg Businessweek, New York City, June 21, 2010
- (Spanish) Colombian Green Party