Patriotic Union
Unión Patriótica
PresidentEduardo Artés
First SecretaryLuis Aravena Egaña
Founded14 September 2015 (2015-09-14)
Legalised24 April 2016 (2016-04-24)
Dissolved3 February 2022 (2022-02-03)
Membership (2021)33,246[1]
Ideology
Political positionFar-left[3][4][5]
Colors    Red and Blue
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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Website
http://unionpatriotica.cl/

Patriotic Union (Spanish: Unión Patriótica, UPA) was a far-left Chilean political party. It was founded in September 2015 and is led by Eduardo Artés, first secretary of the Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action).[6]

Legally registered in 2016, it first appeared in the municipal elections of that year. The party obtained 0.32% of the total votes but no candidates were elected to any council.[7]

It was declared as an anti-imperialist, progressive, patriotic and populist party.[8] Its leader has expressed sympathy with the government of North Korea and the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.[9][10]

For the 2017 elections, the party proclaimed Artés as its presidential candidate.[11] It was dissolved in February 2022.[12]

Presidential candidates

The following is a list of the presidential candidates supported by the Patriotic Union. (Information gathered from the Archive of Chilean Elections).

References

  1. ^ "Total afiliados actualizados por partidos políticos". Servicio Electoral de Chile (in Spanish). October 31, 2021. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "La suerte está echada: Nueve candidatos competirán por la Presidencia de Chile en noviembre". Cooperativa.cl.
  3. ^ Roberto Bruna Henríquez. "Yo no voto, me organizo: una radiografía a la ultraizquierda chilena". El Mostrador (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Leonardo Estradé-Brancoli (27 February 2020). "Antecedente Histórico-Ideológico, su Ubicación y Adhesión por parte de los partidos Políticos Chilenos". p. 9.
  5. ^ Noticias, C. H. V. "Elección de constituyentes: Mira acá cuáles son la posiciones ideológicas de las 70 listas". CHV Noticias. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  6. ^ ADN Radio. "Presidenciable de Unión Patriótica: "Chile como está, va a la bancarrota"" (in Spanish). August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Servel. "Elecciones de Concejales 2016" (in Spanish). 2016. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  8. ^ LeyChile. "Extracto escritura de constitución partido político en formación "Unión Patriótica"" (in Spanish). October 2, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  9. ^ La Segunda. "Eduardo Artés, el chileno que defiende a Corea del Norte "en guerra" con EE.UU. y Seúl" (in Spanish). April 1, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  10. ^ BiobioChile (24 August 2017). "Eduardo Artés, candidato presidencial: Corea del Norte es una democracia popular" (in Spanish). August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  11. ^ 24 Horas (4 August 2017). "Eduardo Artés inscribe candidatura presidencial por el partido Unión Patriótica de Chile" (in Spanish). August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  12. ^ T13. "Los 12 partidos que fueron disueltos por el Servel tras la última elección". Teletrece. Retrieved 2022-04-17.