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Generation for a National Encounter

Generation for a National Encounter
Generación para un Encuentro Nacional
LeaderMargarita Stolbizer
Secretary GeneralSergio Abrevaya
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)
Split fromRadical Civic Union
Youth wingJuventud GEN
Membership (2017)Increase 35,799[1][2]
IdeologyLiberalism[3]
Progressivism[4][5][6]
Social democracy[7][8]
Political positionCenter[9] to centre-left[10][11]
National affiliationJuntos por el Cambio[12]
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[13]
Colors    Red, grey and black
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
1 / 257
Seats in the Senate
0 / 72
Website
Official website

Generation for a National Encounter (Spanish: Generación para un Encuentro Nacional), sometimes known as the GEN Party (Spanish: Partido GEN) or simply as GEN, is a centre-left[14] political party in Argentina. It was founded in 2007 by Margarita Stolbizer as a split from the Radical Civic Union, in opposition to the UCR's endorsement of Roberto Lavagna's general election.

The party forms part of the Juntos por el Cambio coalition since 2021.[15] In the 2021 legislative election, Stolbizer herself was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, granting the party representation at the federal level for the first time since 2017.

History

The GEN Party was founded in 2007 by Margarita Stolbizer as a split from the Radical Civic Union (UCR), in opposition to the UCR's endorsement of Roberto Lavagna's presidential candidacy.[16][17] Since its establishment it has been a junior coalition party in a number of electoral alliances: first, in 2007, it supported the Civic Coalition and its 2007 presidential candidate, Elisa Carrió, alongside other non-peronist progressive parties like the Socialist Party and the ARI.[18] In 2011, GEN joined the Broad Progressive Front (FAP) in support of the Socialist Party's Hermes Binner's presidential run.[19] The FAP would later give way to the Broad Front UNEN, of which the GEN was also a part.[20]

In the 2015 general election Stolbizer herself was nominated to the presidency by the Broad Front UNEN's successor, Progresistas.[21][22] The bid was unsuccessful and Stolbizer landed fifth with only 2.51% of the popular vote. For the 2017 legislative election, the GEN joined forces with the peronist Renewal Front (FR) to form 1País.[23] Stolbizer and the FR leader Sergio Massa's bid to the Senate was unsuccessful in their home province of Buenos Aires, placing third behind the Cambiemos and Citizen's Unity lists.[24] Following the expiration of Stolbizer's term in the Chamber of Deputies and Jaime Linares's term in the Senate in 2017, the party lost all its representation at the federal level.

In 2019 the GEN Party broke its alliance with the Renewal Front, which joined the Frente de Todos, and instead formed the Federal Consensus coalition alongside other small parties to support the presidential candidacy of Roberto Lavagna.[25] Lavagna placed third in the contest with a little over 6% of the vote.

Ahead of the 2021 legislative election, the party left Federal Consensus and backed Juntos por el Cambio; Stolbizer herself endorsed the UCR's Facundo Manes in the JxC primary elections.[12]

Electoral performance

President

Election year Candidate Coalition 1st round
# of overall votes % of overall vote
2007 Elisa Carrió   Civic Coalition 4,401,981 (2nd) 23.04 (lost)
2011 Hermes Binner   FAP 3,684,970 (2nd) 16.81 (lost)
2015 Margarita Stolbizer   Progresistas 632,551 (5th) 2.51 (lost)
2019 Roberto Lavagna   Federal Consensus 1,649,315 (3rd) 6.14 (lost)

Chamber of Deputies

Election year Votes % seats won total seats position presidency notes
2007 3,391,742 18.80 (#2nd) 2
2 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the CC
2009 5,705,105 29.53 (#1st) 1
3 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the ACyS
2011 2,780,984 13.52 (#2nd) 2
3 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the FAP
2013 5,510,949 24.37 (#2nd) 1
3 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the FPCyS
2015 803,610 3.45 (#5th) 0
1 / 257
Minority Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos) within Progresistas
2017 1,467,558 5.71 (#4th) 0
0 / 257
Minority Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos) within 1País
2019 1,477,802 5.85 (#3rd) 0
0 / 257
Minority Alberto Fernández (PJFDT) within CF

Senate

Election year Votes % seats won total seats position presidency notes
2007 697,071 14,91 (#2nd) 0
0 / 72
Extra-parliamentary Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the CC
2009 1,866,500 29,61 (#1st) 0
0 / 72
Extra-parliamentary Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the ACyS
2011 1,103,922 9.94 (#3rd) 1
1 / 72
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the FAP
2013 209,030 1.07 (#2nd) 0
1 / 72
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the FPCyS
2015 316,285 5.41 (#5th) 0
1 / 72
Extra-parliamentary Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos) within Progresistas
2017 1,154,657 9.73 (#3rd) 0
0 / 72
Extra-parliamentary Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos) within 1País
2019 327,962 5.82 (#3rd) 0
0 / 72
Extra-parliamentary Alberto Fernández (PJFDT) within CF

References

  1. ^ "AFILIACIONES A LOS PARTIDOS POLITICOS". electoral.gob.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Estadística de Afiliados" (PDF). electoral.gob.ar (in Spanish). 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ Mauro, Sebastián; Ariza, Andrea; March, Valeria. «Polarización Política y Segmentación Territorial. Las Elecciones 2019 en Clave Nacional y Subnacional». Universidad de Buenos Aires. ISBN 978-987-88-1090-4.
  4. ^ Rebossio, Alejandro (10 April 2015). "Una progresista argentina quiere ser alternativa al peronismo y la derecha". El País.
  5. ^ "El progresismo sepultó la invitación de Lousteau de sumarse a Cambiemos - LA NACION". La Nación.
  6. ^ "Stolbizer está "convencida" que el país "está mejor" y no una postulación de cara a las elecciones de 2017". El Litoral (in Spanish). 25 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Margarita Stolbizer se desmarca de Sergio Massa y llama a armar un polo socialdemócrata". 4 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Noticias | Stolbizer: "Lousteau plantea una opción socialdemócrata que a mí me entusiasma"".
  9. ^ Retamozo, Martín; Schuttenberg, Mauricio (2021). "La dinámica política en la Argentina 2015-2020. Giro, contra giro ¿y después?". REVCOM. Revista científica de la red de carreras de Comunicación Social (in Spanish) (13).
  10. ^ "Página/12 :: El país :: Los desafíos del GEN".
  11. ^ Rosemberg, Jaime (2 November 2020). "Horacio Rodríguez Larreta profundiza su "agenda progresista" en busca de ampliar sus chances electorales". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Margarita Stolbizer apoya la candidatura de Facundo Manes y confía en una PASO en Juntos por el Cambio". Clarín (in Spanish). 3 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Political Parties and Associated Partners of the Progressive Alliance". Progressive Alliance. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Objetivo Stolbizer: Unir centroizquierda".
  15. ^ "Margarita Stolbizer apoya la candidatura de Facundo Manes y confía en una PASO en Juntos por el Cambio". 3 July 2021.
  16. ^ "Stolbizer sale a buscar radicales". El Patagónico (in Spanish). 8 February 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Stolbizer : "Cobos no puede liderar ningún espacio opositor"". Diario 26 (in Spanish). 29 October 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Carrió y Stolbizer, dos mujeres de carácter". El Patagónico (in Spanish). 2 September 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  19. ^ "Binner, De Gennaro y Stolbizer excluyeron a Pino del Frente Progresista". La Política Online (in Spanish). 15 June 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  20. ^ Abrevaya, Sebastián (13 August 2014). "El Frente Amplio Unen en alerta amarilla". Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  21. ^ Rebossio, Alejandro (10 April 2015). "Una progresista argentina quiere ser alternativa al peronismo y la derecha". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  22. ^ Bullrich, Lucrecia (10 April 2015). "Stolbizer lanzó su candidatura y apeló al votante progresista". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Massa y Stolbizer presentan "1País", el Frente Electoral que armaron el Frente Renovador y el GEN". Télam (in Spanish). 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  24. ^ Moscoso, Matías; Cottet, Facundo (24 October 2017). "Todo lo que Massa perdió en la provincia". Letra P (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  25. ^ Bullorini, Jazmín (16 August 2019). "Margarita Stolbizer: "Seguimos apoyando la candidatura de Roberto Lavagna pero se cometieron muchos errores"". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
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