Progressive Action Party

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Progressive Action Party
Partido de Acción Progresista
President Fulgencio Batista
Founded 1952 (1952)
Dissolved 1959 (1959)
Preceded by United Action Party
Headquarters Havana
Ideology Conservatism
Pro-United States
Political position Right-wing to Far-right
Religion Catholic Church
International affiliation None
Politics of Cuba
Political parties

The Progressive Action Party (Spanish: Partido de Acción Progresista) was a Cuban political party, led by Fulgencio Batista. The party was founded in 1952, before the general elections, whereas, however, certain to lose the election, he made a coup d'etat by seizing the Presidency.

The party also ran in the elections of 1954 and 1958, winning always go early withdrawal of opponents, as well as of the strong electoral fraud.

The party was based on a moderate conservatism and economic liberalism on a large, to attract American capital in Cuba. This led to a high level of corruption and poverty plaguing the country. Other bulwark of the party was anti-Communism, not only because of the alignment with the United States but also because most of the members of the 26th of July Movement, guerrilla movement anti-Batista, were Communists, including Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

The party was dissolved following the Cuban revolution of 1959, which ousted Batista causing it to flee abroad and led to the establishment of the Communist regime of Fidel Castro.

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