National Advancement Party

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National Advancement Party
Partido de Avanzada Nacional
Founder Álvaro Arzú
Founded 1989
Ideology Conservatism[1]
Political position Right-wing
Regional affiliation Union of Latin American Parties
Colors Yellow
Seats in Congress
3 / 158
Website
www.pan-gt.com

The National Advancement Party (Spanish: Partido de Avanzada Nacional) is a conservative political party in Guatemala. It was founded in 1989.

In the 1990 and 1995 elections its presidential candidate was Álvaro Arzú who won in 1995, becoming Guatemala's 32nd president (1996–2000). Óscar Berger ran as the party's presidential candidate in the 1999 Guatemalan General Election becoming the runner-up in 1999. After winning PAN’s presidential candidacy in late 2002, he was going to run as the party's presidential candidate in the 2003 Guatemalan General Election. However, internal divisions plagued the party and Óscar Berger decided to leave PAN and enter the second round of the 2003 presidential elections as the candidate for the Gran Alianza Nacional (GANA), an alliance of 3 parties including Partido Patriota (PP), Movimiento Reformador (MR) and Partido Solidaridad Nacional (PSN).

2003 election[edit]

At the 2003 elections, held on 9 November 2003, the party won 8.4% of the popular vote and 17 out of 158 seats in Congress. The party's presidential candidate, Leonel López Rodas, won 8.4% in the presidential elections held on the same day; duly eliminated, he did not compete in the second round.

2007 election[edit]

At the 2007 elections the party was badly defeated, but still received representation in Congress with 4.58% of the vote and four seats. Its presidential candidate, Óscar Casteñeda, received 2.56% of the vote.

2011 election[edit]

In the 2011 Election, the party chose Juan Guillermo Gutiérrez as its presidential candidate. He came in seventh place with 2.76% of the vote. In the Legislative Election, the party won 3.12% of the vote and 2 seats in Congress.

2015 election[edit]

In the 2015 Election, the party again chose Juan Guillermo Gutiérrez as its presidential candidate. He came in tenth place with 3.10% of the vote. In the Legislative Election, the party won 3.42% of the vote and 3 seats in Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carmack, Robert M. (2008), "Perspectives on the Politics of Human Rights in Guatemala", Human Rights in the Maya Region: Global Politics, Cultural Contentions, and Moral Engagements, Duke University Press, p. 61 

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