Green Alliance (Colombia)

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Green Alliance
Alianza Verde
President Luis Carlos Avellaneda (Co-president)
Antonio Sanguino (Co-president)
Founded 2005 (2005)
Headquarters Bogotá, Colombia
Ideology Social democracy
Progressivism
Social Liberalism
Political position Centre to Centre Left (minority)
Regional affiliation Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas
International affiliation Global Greens
Colours      Green
Seats in the Chamber of Representatives
6 / 166
Seats in the Senate
5 / 102
Governors
3 / 32
Mayors
49 / 1,102
Website
www.partidoverde.org.co

The Green Alliance (Spanish: Alianza Verde) is a Colombian political party located in the centre of the political spectrum. [1] The party advocates social justice, electoral reform and economic sustainability. [2]

The party supports the Colombian peace process and is currently seeking to form an electoral alliance with centrist and centre left parties to present a single presidential candidate in the 2018 general elections. [3]

History[edit]

The party was founded on November 25, 2005 in Bogotá by a group of people headed by Carlos Ramón González Merchan and Elías Pineda.

2007 regional elections[edit]

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.[1]

2010 congressional elections[edit]

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[edit]

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%.[2]

Slogans[edit]

  • "Your Life is Sacred"
  • "Public Resources are Sacred"
  • "Not Everything is Justifiable"
  • "Conscience Vote"
  • "Natural Resources Are Sacred"

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