National Party (Chile, 1857)

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National Party
Partido Nacional
Founded 1857
Dissolved 1933
Split from Conservative Party
Merged into Liberal Party
Headquarters Santiago de Chile
Ideology Liberal nationalism
Classical liberalism
Political position Centre-right

The National Party (Partido Nacional) of Chile, also known as the Montt-Varist Party (Partido Monttvarista) was a Chilean political party formed in 1857 as a split from the Conservatives by the supporters of President Manuel Montt and Interior Minister Antonio Varas. The National Party had a liberal ideology and was primarily supported by businessmen and bankers, particularly the influential Edwards family. It was merged into the Liberal Party in 1933. The monttvarista National Party is not to be confused with the National Party formed in 1966.

Presidential candidates[edit]

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