List of political parties in Argentina

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This article lists political parties in Argentina.

Argentina has a multi-party system with two or three strong political parties or alliances, and many smaller parties that enjoy representation at the National Congress.

Since the 1990s, there is a strong decentralizing tendency within the national parties, along with the growing national relevance of province-level parties and alliances. In the last decade, most of the newly formed parties remained as junior partners of the main alliances or as district-level relevant political forces.

Historic background[edit]

From the "national organisation" process (1862–80) up to 1916, the oligarchic National Autonomist Party directed Argentine politics, before being replaced, through secret ballot elections, by the Radical Civic Union. The "Infamous Decade" (1930–43), initiated by the first modern coup d'état in Argentina, represented a return of the conservatives and their "patriotic fraud" electoral practice. Since 1946, the strongest party has been the Justicialist Party, emerging around the leadership of Juan Perón (when not banned, justicialists lost only two presidential elections, in 1983 and 1999). The second most important party was the Radical Civic Union, until the 2001 collapse.

In the 2003 Argentine general election the first and the second places were earned by Justicialist presidential candidates. In the 2007 presidential election, the Civic Coalition earned a second place. Then, in the 2011 general election, left-wing Justicialist president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her mandate for another 4 years. After that, in the 2015 general election,

Current parties[edit]

Major parties and alliances (as of 2015)[edit]

Minor national parties (as of 2015)[edit]

Other parties and alliances enjoying national legislative representation or Provincial Governorships.

Electoral Alliances[edit]

Recent or prominent electoral alliances (as of 2009[1])

Defunct parties and alliances[edit]

19th Century and early 20th Century
Mid 20th Century
Late 20th Century and early 21st Century

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Minor parties not listed above[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 elections results