Humanist Party (Chile)
|Headquarters||Av. Condell 860, Providencia, |
Santiago de Chile
|Membership (2018)||19,756 (6th)|
|International affiliation||Humanist International|
Foro de São Paulo
|Chamber of Deputies|
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In December 1990, Laura Rodríguez became the first elected representative of any Humanist Party in the world after winning a seat as part of the Concertación coalition, after Augusto Pinochet handed over power.
For the 2005 presidential elections, the Humanist Party was a member of the coalition Juntos Podemos Más (Together We Can Do/Achieve More). Their presidential candidate Tomás Hirsch won 5.37% of the vote in a 4-way race between Michelle Bachelet, Sebastián Piñera, and Joaquín Lavín in the 2005 elections. He polled 4th place and therefore did not make the runoff.
Since 2017, the Humanist party is part of the Broad Front, a new political coalition. Their presidential candidate was Beatriz Sánchez who had a surprising voting, winning 20.27 % of the votes; as well, the humanists won the elections of three deputies: Tomás Hirsch, Pamela Jiles and Florcita Motuda.
The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Humanist Party. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).
- 1988 plebiscite: "No" (win)
- 1989: Patricio Aylwin (win)
- 1993: Cristián Reitze (lost)
- 1999: Tomás Hirsch (lost)
- 2005: Tomás Hirsch (lost)
- 2009: Marco Enríquez-Ominami (lost)
- 2013: Marcel Claude (lost)
- 2017: Beatriz Sánchez (lost)
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