Social Democrat Radical Party

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Social Democrat Radical Party
Partido Radical Socialdemócrata
Leader Ernesto Velasco
Secretary-General Osvaldo Correa
Chief of Deputies' Bench Marcos Espinoza
Founded August 18, 1994
Headquarters Miraflores 495
Youth wing Juventud Radical
Membership  (2009) 86,999 (5th)[1]
Ideology Radicalism
Social democracy
Social liberalism
Political position Centre[2][3] to centre-left[4]
National affiliation Nueva Mayoría
International affiliation Progressive Alliance[5]
Socialist International[6]
Colours Blue and Red
Chamber of Deputies
6 / 120
0 / 38
Politics of Chile
Political parties

The Social Democrat Radical Party (Partido Radical Socialdemócrata, PRSD, also translated as "Radical Social Democratic Party"[7][8]) is a social democratic political party in Chile. The party is a member of Socialist International.

The party was founded on August 18, 1994, out of a union between the Radical Party and the Social Democracy Party, both of which had received poor results in the parliamentary elections.

The party supported Ricardo Lagos in the 1999/2000 presidential elections, who won 48.0% in the first round and was elected with 51.3% in the second round. At the last legislative elections, 16 December 2001, the party won as part of the Concertación 6 out of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. This changed at the 2005 elections to 7 and 1, respectively. In 2009, it won 5 congress seats and 1 senate seat.

Presidential candidates[edit]

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Social Democrat Radical Party. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Estadistica de cantidad de afiliados a partidos politicos, al 14/08/2009
  2. ^ Bizzarro, Salvatore (2005), Historical Dictionary of Chile (Third ed.), Scarecrow Press, p. 559 
  3. ^ Lamb, Peter; Docherty, James C. (2006), Historical Dictionary of Socialism (Second ed.), Scarecrow Press, p. 314 
  4. ^ Meyer, Peter J. (2010), Chile: Political and Economic Conditions and U. S. Relations, Congressional Research Service, p. 17 
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  7. ^ Pribble, Jennifer (2013), Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll-Call Voting in Latin America and the United States, Cambridge University Press, p. xv 
  8. ^ Siavelis, Peter (2006), "Accommodating Informal Institutions and Democracy in Chile", Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (Johns Hopkins University Press): 44 

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