Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma
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Partido para sa Demokratikong Reporma (Party for Democratic Reform) or commonly known as Reporma (Reform) is a political party in the Philippines. It was founded by former Defense Secretary Renato de Villa when he left the ruling Lakas-NUCD after failing to get the nomination as the party's presidential candidate in the 1998 elections. He chose then Pangasinan governor Oscar Orbos as his running mate. The Lapiang Manggagawa (Workers' Party) forged an electoral alliance with Reporma for the 1998 elections and the two parties contested the elections as "Reporma-LM". However, de Villa and Orbos both lost to Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo respectively. The alliance also failed to win seats in the Philippine Senate election, 1998.
There are no results available of the last elections for the Senate of the Philippines, but according to the website of the House, the party holds 1 out of 235 seats (state of the parties, June 2005). The Lapiang Manggawa contested the 2010 elections on their own, while Reporma has faded from the political scene.
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