Colorado Party

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Colorado Party
Founded : 1836
Political Position : Center to Left-Wing

The Colorado Party is one of Uruguay's oldest two parties formed in 1836. With over a century of existence, the party has adopted many forms, but generally tends to either be the main force of Liberalism or Centrism in Uruguay. These shifts in party's stance can be help by the fact from 1865 to 1958, the Colorado Party completely dominated Uruguayan politics. However the recent electoral victory of the National Party has seen the Colorado Party become the opposition for the first time in decades with many factions trying to sway the party's path.

Factions[edit | edit source]

Unión Colorada y Batllista[edit | edit source]

The right wing of the Colorado Party, this faction is an unstable union between the conservative, but anti-facist Batllists and more pro-facist faction like the Riverists or Blancoacevadists.

Lista 15[edit | edit source]

The center of the Colorado Party, this faction is primary based around continuing a more liberal interpretation of José Batlle y Ordoñez 's polices and seeking to restore Uruguay to its status of "Switzerland of America".

Vanguardia Batllista[edit | edit source]

The Left wing of the Colorado Party, this faction was found by José Batlle y Ordoñez and sought to modernize Uruguay while creating a social safety net through welfare programs. By the 1960s this wing has come to support a platform of establishing equality, ending want, and elevating social programs.