National Party of Honduras

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
National Party of Honduras
Partido Nacional de Honduras
President Gladis Aurora López Calderón
Founded 27 February 1902
Headquarters Comayagüela, Honduras
Youth wing Blue Youths (Juventudes Azules)
Ideology Conservatism
Political position Right-wing[1]
International affiliation International Democrat Union,
Centrist Democrat International (observer)
Regional affiliation Union of Latin American Parties
Colors      Blue
National Congress
48 / 128
Politics of Honduras
Political parties

The National Party (Spanish: Partido Nacional de Honduras) is a right-wing[1] conservative political party in Honduras and the main right-wing political party in the country. Founded in 1902 the PNH is identified with the color blue as its rival the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH), is red. All the democratic elections in Honduras have been dominated by the competition between the PNH and the PLH. The PNH dominated the country between 1925–1957.

2001 elections[edit]

The National Party HQ, Comayagüela, Honduras

At the legislative elections, 25 November 2001, the party won 46.5% of the popular vote and 61 out of 128 seats in the National Congress of Honduras. Its candidate at the presidential elections, Ricardo Maduro won 52.2% and was elected president.

2005 elections[edit]

In the legislative elections of 27 November 2005, the party won 55 out of 128 seats in the Congress. Its candidate at the presidential elections, Porfirio Lobo Sosa won 46.2% and was therefore defeated by Manuel Zelaya.[citation needed]

2009 elections[edit]

At the 2009 elections the National Party candidate for president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa won the presidency with over 1,212,846 votes and 56.56% of the national total compared with 816,874 votes and 38.1% of the national total for Elvin Santos of the Liberal Party of Honduras, and in the elections to the National Congress of Honduras the National Party won 71 seats ensuring a governmental majority.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Pearson, Frederic S.; Walker, Scott; Stern, Stephanie (2007), "Military Intervention and the Question of Democratization and Inter-Ethnic Peace", Governance, Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution (Ian Randle Publishers): 252 

External links[edit]