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Citizen's Unity

Unidad Ciudadana
LeaderCristina Fernández
Founded20 June 2017
Split fromFront for Victory
HeadquartersBuenos Aires
IdeologyKirchnerism
Peronism
Internal factions
Communism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
MembersBroad Front (Argentina)
Partido de la Victoria
Communist Party of Argentina
Communist Party of Argentina (Extraordinary Congress)
Kolina
Federal Commitment
Nuevo Encuentro
Movimiento Nacional Alfonsinista
Partido Solidario
Unidad Socialista para la Victoria
Senate
9 / 72
Chamber of Deputies
64 / 257
Governors
3 / 24
Website
www.unidadciudadana.org

Citizen's Unity (Spanish: Unidad Ciudadana) is the centre-left Kirchnerist electoral coalitions for the Argentine 2017 midterm elections in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba -called Córdoba Citizen's Front-, Misiones, Neuquén, Entre Ríos and Autonomous City of Buenos Aires -as part of the "Porteña" Unity Front.

Creation[edit]

After finishing her second term, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner proposed the creation of a coalition of forces opposing Mauricio Macri's ruling party. By her own words, the coalition was created to «unite the citizens in order to limit (the power of) the President Mauricio Macri and to avoid the elimination of the social rights acquired (during the past administrations)».

Another concern was the conduct of several legislators elected under the former Front for the Victory (Spanish: Frente para la Victoria) of approving the laws passed by President Macri's party. The proposal is to guarantee that no legislator elected could vote laws against the Citizen's Unity political program.

The name of the party was contested by a minor local party, the "Agrupación Vecinal Unidad Ciudadana", on the grounds that it is similar to their own name.[1]

Member parties[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un partido vecinal de La Plata impugnó por similitud el nombre adoptado por el frente liderado por Cristina Kirchner" [A local party from La Plata contested the similarity of the name taken by the front led by Cristina Kirchner] (in Spanish). La Nación. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.