Semilla (Guatemala)

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Semilla
LeaderThelma Aldana
Secretary-GeneralSamuel Andrés Pérez Álvarez
SecretaryPablo Menchú Jiménez
SpokespersonPablo Castillo Álvarez
FoundedJuly 14, 2017
LegalisedNovember 21, 2018
Headquarters13 st. 2-14 zone 1, Guatemala City
Youth wingJuventud Semilla
Membership (2018)25,138
IdeologySocial democracy
Participatory democracy
Anticorruption
Political positionCentre-left to Big tent[1]
Colors             Green, purple and turquoise
     Purple (customary)
Seats in Congress
0 / 158
Website
http://movimientosemilla.gt/

Semilla (lit. Seed Movement) is a political party in Guatemala.[2]

History[edit]

The Semilla Movement was registered before the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on July 14, 2017, its general secretary is Samuel Andrés Pérez Álvarez. The party began after the demonstrations that led to the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina. The party defines itself as a political, democratic and plural movement. It has more than 22,000 members. The Semilla Movement party had rapprochement with former Attorney General Thelma Aldana to explore a possible presidential candidacy and a coalition with Encuentro por Guatemala and Libre.[3][4][5][6] After investigations by Attorney General María Consuelo Porras and the UN anti-corruption commissioner Iván Velásquez Gómez requesting the removal of her parliamentary immunity from Nineth Montenegro, secretary general of Encuentro por Guatemala for possible anonymous electoral financing, the coalition left to explore. In November 21, 2018, the political organization concluded the requirements and was made official as a political party in the same day.

Semilla brings together various political groups in Guatemala.[7][8]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election date Party candidate Number of votes Percentage of votes Number of votes Percentage of votes Result
First round Second round
2019 Thelma Aldana TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimiento Semilla: las raíces para un partido (con ideología) de centro izquierda". Aug 12, 2015. Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Comités para la construcción de los partidos políticos" (PDF). Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Portillo, Ana de (Jul 23, 2017). "Conozca la oferta electoral que podríamos tener en el 2019 » República.gt". Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Ramos, Saira. "Movimiento Semilla alcanza número mínimo de afiliados". Publinews. Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
  6. ^ elPeriodico de Guatemela. ""El acercamiento lo buscó Thelma Aldana"". elPeriodico. Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "¿Quién pagó la cuenta de la reunión 'presidencial' de Thelma Aldana? Y otras respuestas clave". Nómada (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Oscar Clemente Marroquín habla de reunión con Thelma Aldana". República (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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