Independent Regionalist Party

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Independent Regionalist Party
Partido Regionalista Independiente
President Alejandra Bravo
Founded July 4, 2006
Merger of Regionalist Action Party of Chile and National Alliance of Independents
National affiliation Chile Vamos
Membership (2009) 40,852 (9th)[1]
Ideology Regionalism
Mixed economy
Political position Centre
Colours Blue and Red
Chamber of Deputies
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The Independent Regionalist Party (Spanish: Partido Regionalista Independiente, PRI) is a centrist political party in Chile. The party is regionalist ideologically but has nationwide presence.[2] It is intended to be an alternative to the dominant coalitions in the Chilean electoral system, the New Majority and the Alliance.

It was formed by the merger of the National Alliance of Independents (ANI) and the Regionalist Action Party of Chile (PAR) on 4 July 2006.[3] In 2008, a group of former members of the Christian Democratic Party joined, earning the name "Los Colorines" (the Redheads), referring to the hair color of their leader, Adolfo Zaldivar.[4]

The party did not support any candidate in the 2009-10 presidential election. For the parliamentary election, the party joined the coalition "Clean Chile Vote Happy", along with Broad Social Movement and Country Force. Got the election of three deputies, who later left the party.[5] For the 2013 presidential election, the Regionalist Party of the Independents selected as candidate political scientist Ricardo Israel, who ran for mayor of Santiago in the 2008 municipal election.

As of 2015, the PRI is part of the centre-right coalition Chile Vamos, with the National Renewal, Independent Democratic Union and Political Evolution political parties.

Presidential candidates[edit]

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Independent Regionalist Party.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Estadistica de cantidad de afiliados a partidos politicos, al 14/08/2009
  2. ^ (in Spanish) "Regionalista, Reformista y Moderado"
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Terra. "Listas y partidos políticos para las Elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias de 2005". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ (in Spanish) "ADOLFO ZALDÍVAR INGRESÓ AL PRI". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Cambio 21. "Vida y milagros de los ex DC que siguieron al "colorín" Zaldívar. Renuncias y divisiones políticas inundan al PRI". December 2, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "PRI proclamó a Ricardo Israel como candidato a la presidencia". Cooperativa. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "2009". Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  8. ^ "PRI proclama a Sebastián Piñera como su principal carta de cara a las próximas presidenciales". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-22. 

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