Humanist Party (Chile)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Humanist Party of Chile)
Jump to: navigation, search
Humanist Party
Partido Humanista
Leader Danilo Monteverde
Founded 1984
Headquarters Av. Brasil 23, Second Floor
Santiago de Chile
Membership (2009) 83,328 (6th)[1]
Ideology Humanism,
Democratic socialism,
Libertarian socialism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation Humanist International
Foro de São Paulo
Colours Orange
Official website

The Humanist Party (Spanish: Partido Humanista) is a progressive left-wing political party in Chile, founded in 1984.

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.

At the last legislative elections, 16 December 2001, the party won 1.1% of the vote but no seats. The party is a member of the Humanist International.

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.[2]

On 12 March 2013 they selected economist and university professor Marcel Claude as their candidate for the 2013 presidential election.[3]

Presidential candidates[edit]

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


External links[edit]