Blue Party

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Blue Party
Partido Azul
Historic leaders Gregorio Luperón (first)
Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra (last)
Founded 1865 (1865)
Dissolved 1930 (1930)
Headquarters Santo Domingo
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None
Colors      Blue

The Blue Party (Spanish: Partido Azul), also nicknamed together The Tailless (Spanish: Los Bolos), was a historical Dominican political party from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. Ulises Heureaux and Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra were the main leaders of this party,[1] and were opposed to Los Coludos (Spanish for "The Long-tailed Ones") or Red Party, led by Horacio Vásquez[2][3]

The name of the party came from the popularity of rooster fighting in the late 19th and early 20th century, and Bolos literally means Tailless.[1] The Blue Party was banned in 1930 after Rafael Trujillo’s coup. It’s ideological heir is the Liberal Party of the Dominican Republic[citation needed].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camino a la intervención norteamericana" (in Spanish). Fundacion Global. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ Soto Jimenez, Jose Miguel (2008-11-14). "El bipartidismo histórico en RD" (in Spanish). Listin Diario. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ Sierra, Jimmy. "Los Partidos Politicos Dominicanos" (in Spanish). ArribaSantoDomingo.com. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 

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