List of political parties in Chile

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This article lists political parties in Chile.

Chile has a multi-party system, within a system with two dominant coalitions.

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As of September 2017 there are 28 legally constituted political parties in Chile.[1]

Parties in green, as of September 2017, support the administration of President Michelle Bachelet.

Party
(name in Spanish)
Founded International affiliation Area of operation Senators
(2014-2018)
Deputies
(2014-2018)
Regional advisors
(2014-2018)
Mayors
(2012-2016)
Councilmen
(2012-2016)
Weighted
representationb
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Independent Democratic Uniond
Unión Demócrata Independiente
1983 International Democrat Union Nationwide. 7 28 47 43 351 18.83%
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Christian Democratic Partyj
Partido Demócrata Cristiano
1957 Centrist Democrat International Nationwide. 6 19 45 56 322 15.85%
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Socialist Partyi
Partido Socialista de Chile
1933 Progressive Alliance, Socialist International, São Paulo Forum, COPPPAL Nationwide. 6 15 33 27 218 14.17%
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Party for Democracyf
Partido por la Democracia
1987 Progressive Alliance, Socialist International, COPPPAL Nationwide. 6 14 31 37 199 14.14%
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National Renewalc
Renovación Nacional
1987 International Democrat Union Nationwide. 5 13 42 39 318 12.74%
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Amplitude
Amplitud
2014 None. Regions I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX, and X. 1 0 3 1 21 1.79%
Partido Radical Socialdemócrata logo.jpg
Social Democrat Radical Party
Partido Radical Socialdemócrata
1994a Progressive Alliance, Socialist International, COPPPAL Nationwide. 0 6 12 13 90 1.68%
Pais partido.png País
País
2017 None. Regions I, II, VII, VIII, and IX. 1 0 0 0 0 1.66%
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Communist Party
Partido Comunista de Chile
1922 São Paulo Forum, Bolivarian Congress of the People, International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties Nationwide. 0 6 12 4 92 1.5%
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Citizen Left
Partido Izquierda Ciudadana de Chile
2012g São Paulo Forum Regions XV, I, II, III, VI, VII, and IX. 0 1 2 1 3 0.25%
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Political Evolution
Partido Evolución Política
2012 None Nationwide. 0 1 0 2 0 0.21%
Logo nuevo Partido Liberal de Chile.png
Liberal Party
Partido Liberal de Chile
2013h Liberal International Regions XV, I, II, and X. 0 1 0 0 0 0.17%
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Democratic Revolution
Revolución Democrática
2012 São Paulo Forum Regions II, III, IV, V, RM, VI, VII, XIV, and XI. 0 1 0 0 0 0.17%
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Patagonian Regional Democracy
Democracia Regional Patagónica
2013 None. Regions II, X, XI, and XII. 0 0 2 4 9 0.15%
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Independent Regionalist Party
Partido Regionalista Independiente
2006 None. Nationwide. 0 0 2 2 95 0.15%
Emblema Partido Progresista Chile (2013).svg
Progressive Party
Partido Progresista
2010 None. Nationwide. 0 0 2 3 25 0.13%
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Social Green Regionalist Federationm
Federación Regionalista Verde Social
2017 None. Regions II, III, IV, VI, and XI. 0 0 3 0 3 0.09%
Green Ecologist Party
Partido Ecologista Verde
2008 Global Greens Regions I, II, III, IV, RM, VIII, XIV, and X. 0 0 1 0 0 0.03%
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MAS Regione
MAS Región
2008 São Paulo Forum Regions I, II, III, and VIII. 0 0 0 1 7 0.02%
Partido Humanista (corto).svg
Humanist Partyd
Partido Humanista
1984 Humanist International, São Paulo Forum All regions, except X and XI. 0 0 0 0 14 0.01%
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Equality Party
Partido Igualdad
2009 None. Regions XV, I, II, IV, V, RM, and VIII. 0 0 0 0 1 0.0005%
Andha Chile
Andha Chile
2015 None. Regions IV, X, XI, and XII. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
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Citizens
Ciudadanos
2013k None. Regions XV, I, II, V, VII, XIV, X, and XI. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios.png Revolutionary Workers' Party
Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios
2017 None. Regions XV, I, and II. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Poder Ciudadano.png Power
Poder
2015 None. Regions XV, I, II, III, V, RM, and X. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
For Regional Integration
Por la Integración Regional
2016 None. Regions XV, I, and II. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
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Everybody
Todos
2015 None. Regions I, XIV, X, and XI. 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Patriotic Union
Unión Patriótica
2015 None. Regions V, RM, and VI. 0 0 0 0 0 0%

a A fusion of the Chilean Social Democracy Party (Partido Socialdemocracia Chilena) and the Radical Party of Chile (Partido Radical de Chile).
b The percentage of seats held by a party in each elected body is multiplied by a weighting factor, which is equal to the inverse value of that body's total seats divided by the summation of the inverse values of all bodies' total seats. The resulting weighted percentages are then summed together to obtain a party's "weighted representation" value. (Formula: [S/38^2+D/120^2+R/278^2+M/345^2+C/2224^2]/T, with T=1/38+1/120+1/278+1/345+1/2224, S=party senators, D=party deputies, R=party regional advisors, M=party mayors, C=party councilmen.)
c Figures updated with the December 2013-January 2014 party resignations of RN senators Antonio Horvath and Lily Pérez, and RN deputies Pedro Browne, Joaquín Godoy and Karla Rubilar; the August 2014 party resignation of RN deputy Gaspar Rivas; the October 2015 party resignations of RN mayors of Ñuñoa and Traiguén, Andrés Zarhi and Luis Álvarez, respectively, and RN councilmen of Las Condes, Limache and La Unión, Tomás Fuentes, Cynthia Marín and María Eugenia Márquez, respectively; the May 2016 party resignation of RN deputy Germán Verdugo; the July 2016 party resignation of RN senator Manuel José Ossandón; and the September 2016 party resignation of RN deputy José Manuel Edwards.
d Figures updated with, the July 2013 party resignation of UDI mayor of Santo Domingo Fernando Rodríguez Larraín; the January 2014 death of Yumbel mayor Camilo Cabezas (PH) and its subsequent replacement with independent councilman Jaime Gacitúa, who in turn was replaced with Fredy Winter from the UDI; the June 2015 party resignation of UDI councilman Francisco Vera; the October 2015 party resignation of UDI mayor of Rancagua Eduardo Soto; the November 2015 party resignations of UDI mayor of La Florida Rodolfo Carter and UDI councilman of Lo Barnechea Carlos Ward; the January 2016 party resignation of UDI senator Jaime Orpis; the May 2016 death of UDI mayor of Pinto Fernando Chávez; and the May 2016 party resignation of UDI deputy José Antonio Kast.
e A fusion of the Broad Social Movement (Movimiento Amplio Social) and the Northern Force Party (Partido Fuerza del Norte). Figures updated with the September 2016 party resignation of MAS senator Alejandro Navarro.
f Figures updated with the September 2014 expulsion of Providencia councilman Rodrigo García Márquez from his party (PPD); the October 2015 party resignation of PPD councilman of Los Andes Julio Lobos; the April 2016 party resignation of PPD deputy Pepe Auth; and the August 2016 party resignation of PPD regional advisor Teodoro Aguirre.
g Formerly known as Christian Left (Izquierda Cristiana).
h Formerly known as ChileFirst (ChilePrimero).
i Figures updated with the October 2015 party resignations of PS mayors of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, Los Lagos and Coltauco, Jaime González, Simón Mansilla and Rubén Jorquera, respectively; and the October 2016 party resignation of PS councilwoman for Valparaíso Paula Quintana.
j Figures updated with the October 2015 party resignation of DC councilwoman of Concepción Alejandra Smith; the May 2016 party resignation of DC deputy René Saffirio; and the August 2017 party resignation of DC deputy Sergio Espejo.
k Before October 2015, known as Fuerza Pública ("Public Force").
l Considers itself to be the continuation of the same-named party founded in 1932.
m A fusion of Regional and Popular Front, Green North Regional Force, Social Agrarian Regionalist Independent Movement and We Are Aysén parties.

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  1. ^ "Partidos Constituidos". Servicio Electoral (in Spanish). 28 August 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.