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Popular Unity (Argentina)

Popular Unity
Unidad Popular
LeaderVíctor De Gennaro[1]
PresidentLeticia Quagliaro[2]
Founded19 June 2010; 13 years ago (2010-06-19)[3]
HeadquartersAv. Entre Ríos 902, Buenos Aires[4]
Membership (2017)Increase 19,456[5][6]
IdeologySocialism of the 21st century
Left-wing nationalism[7]
Latin American integration
Political positionLeft-wing[8]
National affiliationUnión por la Patria[9]
Colors  Blue
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
0 / 257
Seats in the Senate
0 / 72
Official website

Popular Unity (Spanish: Unidad Popular; UP), officially registered as the Electoral Instrument for Popular Unity (Spanish: Instrumento Electoral por la Unidad Popular) is a left-wing nationalist political party in Argentina, founded by trade union leader and former CTA secretary-general Víctor De Gennaro in 2010. It was part of the Frente de Todos, the coalition formed in 2019 to support the presidential candidacy of Alberto Fernández.[10] It is now part of the Union for the Homeland which was formed to support Sergio Massa's 2023 presidential campaign. From 2011 to 2013 it was part of the Broad Progressive Front (FAP).[11]

The party presently counts with no representation at the federal level; UP's De Gennaro and Claudio Lozano both sat in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies until 2015.[12] De Gennaro ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign at the 2015 general election.[13]


In 2010, the Electoral Instrument for Popular Unity (UP) party was established,[14] in the Province of Buenos Aires, with which De Gennaro was a member of the Broad Progressive Front that led to Hermes Binner as presidential candidate in 2011.

The national elections of that year gave the FAP the second place in the country, and Víctor De Gennaro the entry as national deputy for Buenos Aires. After his inauguration in the Congress of the Argentine Nation, De Gennaro along with Claudio Lozano, Graciela Iturraspe, Liliana Parada and Antonio Riestra make up the Popular Unity Bloc, which in turn was part of the Frente Amplio Progresista interblock. This agreement lasted until 2013, when some FAP parties promoted the entry of the UCR to the front, a situation that Unidad Popular did not accept and declared the Frente Amplio Progresista dissolved and the Frente Amplio UNEN was formed subsequently.

After this rupture, the party chaired by De Gennaro forms the Front, in alliance with the Labor and People Party (PTP) and the Socialist Workers Movement (MST), a front that in Buenos Aires nominated teacher Marta Maffei for national deputy.

Already in 2014, with his allies from the PTP, and with new parties such as Emancipación Sur and Camino de los Libres, Víctor de Gennaro formalized his candidacy for President of the Nation for the 2015 general elections, in the so-called Popular Front,[15][16] but de Gennaro failed to pass the electoral threshold and was subsequently excluded from the first round.

Electoral performance


Election year Candidate Coalition PASO 1st round Result
# of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall votes % of overall vote
2011 Hermes Binner   FAP 2,180,110 9.72 (4th) 3,684,970 16.81% (2nd) Red XN Defeated
2015 Víctor De Gennaro   FP 106,324 0.47 (7th) Red XN Failed to pass threshold
2019 Alberto Fernández   FDT 12,205,938 47.79 (1st) 12,473,709 48.10 (1st) Green tickY Elected
2023 Juan Grabois   UP

Chamber of Deputies

Election year Votes % seats won total seats position presidency notes
2011 2,780,984 13.52 (#2nd) 3
3 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within the FAP
2013 330.260 1,39 0
3 / 257
Minority Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (PJFPV) within provincial alliances
2015 106,324 0,47 0
0 / 257
Minority Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos) within the Popular Front
2017 28,858 0.12 (#26th) 0
0 / 257
Minority Mauricio Macri (PROCambiemos)
2019 11,950,926 46.61 (#1st) 0
0 / 257
Minority Alberto Fernández (PJFDT) within FDT


  1. ^ "De Gennaro, representantes de la CTA y CGT apoyan a Lula en Porto Alegre". Télam (in Spanish). 22 January 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Fuerte pronunciamiento en contra de la maniobra política-mediática-judicial contra periodistas". Chaco Día por Día (in Spanish). 16 October 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ "De Gennaro creó Unidad Popular con vistas a 2011". La Nación (in Spanish). 15 June 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Movimientos sociales lanzan un frente para las elecciones de 2019". Diario Jornada (in Spanish). 13 May 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ "AFILIACIONES A LOS PARTIDOS POLITICOS". (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Estadística de Afiliados" (PDF). (in Spanish). 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ Montes, Rodolfo (25 August 2019). ""Las deudas se pagan, en eso estamos todos de acuerdo, pero las estafas no"". La Capital (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  8. ^ "LA IZQUIERDA POR LA IZQUIERDA: CLAUDIO LOZANO – UNIDAD POPULAR". Revista La Barraca (in Spanish). 19 May 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Unión por la Patria: ¿cuál es el origen de la coalición y quién la compone?". Retrieved 21 October 2023.
  10. ^ Mugica Díaz, Joaquín (12 June 2019). "Estos son los frentes electorales que competirán en las elecciones presidenciales". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  11. ^ "La UP se fue del bloque FAP". Página/12 (in Spanish). 8 November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  12. ^ "El Gobierno designará a Claudio Lozano como director del Banco Nación". Infobae (in Spanish). 7 January 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  13. ^ Llorente, Analía (11 August 2015). "Los candidatos a presidente, los resultados de las PASO y los que quedaron en el camino". El Cronista (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  14. ^ Redacción LA NACION (15 June 2010). "De Gennaro creó Unidad Popular con vistas a 2011". La Nación (in Spanish). ISSN 0325-0946. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  15. ^ Clarí (28 December 2014). "Con un acto en La Matanza, De Gennaro se lanzó para 2015". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  16. ^ TÉLAM. "De Gennaro dijo que el Frente Unidad Popular aspira a ser 'la cuarta fuerza electoral'". (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2021.
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