Sumemos

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Sumemos
Founded 13 January 2016[1]
Headquarters Santiago de Chile
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre
Deputies
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Senate
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Sumemos (Spanish for "Let's add")[2] is a Chilean political coalition that brings together two parties and a liberal center political movement. It was officially presented on January 13, 2016 in an event held in the building of the former National Congress of Chile.

History[edit]

It was founded with the name Future Sense (Spanish: Sentido Futuro, SF)[3]. Its origins go back to September 28, 2015, when Amplitude announced the formation of a political coalition of liberal center next to the movements Citizens and Liberal Network (Spanish: Red Liberal), facing the municipal elections of 2016 in which it was presented under the name of "Chile wants Amplitude» (Spanish: Chile Quiere Amplitud) with 41 candidates for mayor and 289 for councilors.[4] They have also indicated that they intend to present their own presidential candidate for the 2017 elections.[5][6]

By April 2017, while the two parties that make up the coalition (Amplitude and Citizens) registered their collectivities in a minimum of three continuous regions or eight discontinuous regions to maintain their legal status, several parliamentary candidates were presented, such as Luis Larraín (district 10) and Sacha Razmilic (district 8) for deputies, and Lily Pérez, Jorge Errázuriz (constituency 6) and Andrés Velasco Brañes for senators. On that occasion they also announced that they expect to obtain 3 seats in the Senate and 6 to 8 in the Chamber of Deputies.[7]

Composition[edit]

It is formed by Amplitude and Citizens, parties emerged as divisions and groups of independents near Chile Vamos and the New Majority. Also part of Sense Future is the political movement Liberal Network (Red Liberal), led by Sacha Razmilic, and Everybody (Todos), led by Gabriel Gurovich.[8]

The leaders of the parties that make up the coalition are:

Party President
Amplitud (corto) 2017.png Amplitude Lily Pérez
Ciudadanos Chile (corto).png Citizens Andrés Velasco Brañes
Todos partido.png Everybody Gabriel Gurovich

In February 2016 an electoral committee was created that defined the electoral strategy and candidacies for mayor and councilors presented by the coalition in the municipal elections. The commission is composed of Alex Olivares, Sebastián Sichel and Carolina Mayol (Citizens); Joaquín Godoy, Eugenio Aguiló and Carlos Lobos (Amplitude); And Sacha Razmilic, Nicolás Ibáñez and Emilia González (Liberal Network).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lanzan "SentidoFuturo", un nuevo referente político: "Queremos ser una alternativa distinta"". EMOL (in Spanish). 13 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Pacto Sumemos presentó sus candidaturas al Congreso y a Cores en el Servel". El Dínamo (in Spanish). 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Will Luis Larrain be successful as Chile's first openly-gay Congress member?". The Santiago Times. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Amplitud, Fuerza Pública y Red Liberal conforman nueva coalición política". La Tercera (in Spanish). 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Amplitud, Ciudadanos y Red Liberal lanzan coalición política: "Sentido Futuro"". La Tercera (in Spanish). 13 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Municipales 2016: Amplitud inscribe 41 candidatos a alcaldes y 289 a concejales". EMOL (in Spanish). 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  7. ^ "¿En qué está Sentido Futuro?: Sin candidato presidencial y apostando a las elecciones parlamentarias". EMOL (in Spanish). 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/chile/2017/08/07/partidos-inscribiran-pacto-sentido-futuro-esta-semana-y-anuncian-cambio-de-nombre.shtml
  9. ^ "Coalición de Velasco activa comité electoral para definir estrategia ante municipales". La Tercera (in Spanish). 5 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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