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Citizen's Unity

Citizen's Unity
Unidad Ciudadana
AbbreviationUC
LeaderCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Founded20 June 2017
Dissolved12 June 2019
Preceded byFront for Victory
Succeeded byFrente de Todos
HeadquartersBuenos Aires
Youth wingLa Cámpora
IdeologyPeronism[1][2]
Social democracy
Kirchnerism[3][4]
Political positionCentre-left[5] to left-wing[6]
Website
www.unidadciudadana.org

Citizen's Unity (Spanish: Unidad Ciudadana) was a centre-left[7] Kirchnerist political coalition in Argentina for the 2017 legislative elections led by the former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.[8]

This coalition existed in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Misiones, Neuquén, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires.[9]

The political force launched a campaign against the "retirement adjustment and labor flexibility that the government of Mauricio Macri is trying to impose."[10]

The result was a victory for the ruling Cambiemos alliance, being the most voted force in 13 of the 24 districts.[11]

Creation

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)».[12]

Another concern was the conduct of several legislators elected under the former Front for 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.[13]

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.[14]

Proposals

Electoral platform

The 15 points of the Citizen Unity campaign platform promoted by Cristina Kirchner:[15]

  1. Recover what was lost: employment, salary and working conditions.
  2. Stop the uncontrolled increase in the prices of popular consumption.
  3. Protect the national industry.
  4. Put an end to tariff looting and defend national public companies.
  5. Defense of the social security system and return of rights to retirees and pensioners.
  6. Stop the snowball of external indebtedness and the "financial bicycle". Review the debt incurred.
  7. Oxygen to regional economies and small and medium agricultural producers.
  8. Fair and transparent distribution of resources to the Provinces, which ensures federalism and autonomy.
  9. Something more than corruption: ARGENTINA S.A.
  10. Woman. Equal and Alive.
  11. Human Rights. Argentina without political prisoners and without free genocides.
  12. Security.
  13. The State to balance the balance between society and the market.
  14. Private appropriation and foreignization of natural resources.
  15. Productive regional integration to defend sovereignty.

Member parties

Party Leader Ideology
Broad Front Adriana Puiggrós Social democracy
Federal Commitment Alberto Rodríguez Saá Federal Peronism
Kolina Alicia Kirchner Kirchnerism
New Encounter Martín Sabbatella Progressivism
Victory Party Diana Conti Kirchnerism
Solidary Party Carlos Heller Co-operatism
National Alfonsinist Movement Leopoldo Moreau Social democracy
Communist Party Victor Kot Communism
Communist Party (Extraordinary Congress) Pablo Pereyra Communism
Revolutionary Communist Party Juan Carlos Alderete Communism

References

  1. ^ "Para Pichetto, Unidad Ciudadana es un frente de centro izquierda y Randazzo, la "posición histórica del peronismo"". www.clarin.com. 16 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Buscan nueva marca electoral para reemplazar al Frente para la Victoria". 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Cristina Kirchner será candidata a senadora nacional por Buenos Aires y la acompañará Jorge Taiana". La Nación (in Spanish). 24 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Lista de Unidad Ciudadana: Candidatos a diputado por provincia de Buenos Aires". 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Para Pichetto, Unidad Ciudadana es un frente de centro izquierda y Randazzo, la "posición histórica del peronismo"". www.clarin.com. 16 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Más kirchnerismo, más izquierda - LA NACION". www.lanacion.com.ar. 29 November 2005.
  7. ^ "Para Pichetto, Unidad Ciudadana es un frente de centro izquierda y Randazzo, la "posición histórica del peronismo"". www.clarin.com. 16 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Cristina Kirchner presentó el frente Unidad Ciudadana para las PASO - LA NACION". La Nación.
  9. ^ "Cristina Kirchner eligió el nombre de su frente electoral y dejó afuera al PJ: Se llamará 'Unidad Ciudadana'". 14 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Unidad Ciudadana, en campaña contra el ajuste de Cambiemos | UNITE para #FrenarElSaqueo". 27 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Argentina election: Macri wins crucial mid-term vote". BBC. 23 October 2017. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Cristina lanzó su espacio: "Necesitamos ponerle un límite a este gobierno"". Rosario3.
  13. ^ De 2017, 14 De Junio. "Los 15 puntos de la plataforma de campaña del frente Unidad Ciudadana que impulsa Cristina Kirchner". Infobae.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Un partido impugnó por similitud el nombre del frente por Cristina Kirchner". La Nación. June 15, 2017.
  15. ^ "Los 15 puntos de la plataforma de campaña del frente Unidad Ciudadana que impulsa Cristina Kirchner".
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