Democratic Front of Chile

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Democratic Front of Chile
Founded : 1940s - 1950s
Political Position : Centre-Right to Centre

The Democratic Front of Chile (Spanish: Frente Democrático de Chile) is a Chilean political coalition composed of the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, and the Regionalist Party of Magallanes. Formed in the years following the Second World War in response to growing radicalism among Chile's Left and Right Wing parties, The party was the dominant political force in Chile during the 1950s, but the 1958 election saw many of the Conservatives in the coalition jump ship to Christian Democratic Party in anger of Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez winning the nomination for President. The divided coalition would barely survive the 1961 parliamentary election with the Democratic Front only retaining a majority through an uneasy alliance with the Radical Party.

Members[edit | edit source]

Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez: President of Chile

Raúl Rettig: Senator and leader of the Radical Party

Hugo Zepeda Barrios: Senator and leader of the Liberal Party

Julio Philippi Izquierdo: Minister of Justice