Social Participative Democracy

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The Social Participative Democracy (Democracia Social Participativa) was a political party in Guatemala. At the last legislative elections, held on 9 November 2003, the party won 1.1% of the popular vote but no seats in Congress. Its presidential candidate José Ángel Lee won 1.6% in the presidential elections of the same day.

It became deregistered after it failed to achieve either 5% or a single deputy in the 2003 election.

The idea of Social Participative Democracy stems from the idea of decentralization, meaning that civil members of a society should be able to be more actively involved in governmental decisions.[1]


  1. ^ Brink-Halloran, Brendan (April 21, 2009). "Decentralization in Guatemala: Searching for Democratic Local Government" (PDF). Peace Corps.