Unionist Party (Guatemala)

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Unionist Party
Partido Unionista
General Secretary Álvaro Arzú
Founded 2002; 14 years ago (2002)
Preceded by Conservative Party
Headquarters 1a. Avenida 3-30 Zona 10, Guatemala City
Youth wing Legión Unionista
Political position Centre-right[citation needed]
International affiliation International Democrat Union[1]
Colours Black, rainbow
Seats in Congress
2 / 158
Website
www.unionistas.org

The Unionist Party (Partido Unionista) is a conservative political party in Guatemala, who advocates the re-creation of a Central American union.[citation needed] At the legislative elections, 9 November 2003, the party won 6.2% of the popular vote and 7 out of 158 seats. Its presidential candidate Fritz García Gallont won 3.0% at the presidential elections of the same day. At the 2007 elections, the party again chose Garcia as its presidential candidate. He won 2.92% of the vote. The party won 8 seats in the congressional elections.

The party has been a member of the centre-right International Democrat Union since 2008 and is associated with the Union of Latin American Parties.[2]

Not to be confused with the party of the same name formed in 1920.

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