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List of political parties in Argentina

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This article lists political parties in Argentina.

Argentina has a multi-party system with two or three strong political parties or alliances, and many smaller parties that enjoy representation at the National Congress.

Since the 1990s, there is a strong decentralizing tendency within the national parties, along with the growing national relevance of province-level parties and alliances. In the last decade, most of the newly formed parties remained as junior partners of the main alliances or as district-level relevant political forces.


  • Historic background 1
  • Current parties 2
    • Major parties and alliances (as of 2015) 2.1
    • Minor national parties (as of 2015) 2.2
  • Electoral Alliances 3
  • Defunct parties and alliances 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
    • Minor parties not listed above 6.1

Historic background

From the "National Autonomist Party directed Argentine politics, before being replaced, through secret ballot elections, by the Radical Civic Union. The "Infamous Decade" (1930–43), initiated by the first modern coup d'état in Argentina, represented a return of the conservatives and their "patriotic fraud" electoral practice. Since 1946, the strongest party has been the Justicialist Party, emerging around the leadership of Juan Perón (when not banned, justicialists lost only two presidential elections, in 1983 and 1999). The second most important party was the Radical Civic Union, until the 2001 collapse.

In the 2003 Argentine general election the first and the second places were earned by Justicialist presidential candidates. In the 2007 presidential election, the Civic Coalition earned a second place. Then, in the 2011 general election, left-wing Justicialist president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her mandate for another 4 years. After that, in the 2015 general election,

Current parties

Major parties and alliances (as of 2015)

Minor national parties (as of 2015)

Other parties and alliances enjoying national legislative representation or Provincial Governorships.

Electoral Alliances

Recent or prominent electoral alliances (as of 2009[1])

Defunct parties and alliances

19th Century and early 20th Century
Mid 20th Century
Late 20th Century and early 21st Century

See also

External links

Minor parties not listed above

  • UCR Barranqueras Chaco web site (Current Free Country)
  • UCR Chaco, Juventud Radical Barranqueras web site (Current Free Country)
  • Federación Libertaria Argentina web site (Argentine Libertarian Federation)
  • Grupo Trotskista Internacionalista web site (Internationalist Trotskyist Group)
  • Liga Comunista (Argentina) web site (Communist League (Argentina)
  • Liga Obrero Internacionalista (Cuarta Internacional) web site (Internationalist Workers' League (Fourth International)
  • Liga Socialista Revolucionaria web site (Revolutionary Socialist League)
  • Movimiento al Socialismo web site (Movement Towards Socialism)
  • Movimiento de integración y desarrollo web site (Movement for Integration and Development)
  • Movimiento por la Dignidad y la Independencia web site (Movement for Dignity and Independence)
  • Workers' Socialist Movement (web site)
  • Partido Comunista de Argentina web site (Communist Party of Argentina)
  • Revolutionary Communist Party of Argentina (web site)
  • Partido Confederación Laborista web site (Labour Conferderation Party)
  • Partido Cooperativista Argentino web site (Argentine Co-operativist Party)
  • Partido de la Generación Intermedia web site (Intermedia Generation Party)
  • Partido de la Izquierda Nacional de la Argentina web site (Party of the National Left of Argentina)
  • Partido de la Ley Natural web site (Natural Law Party)
  • Partido de la Liberación de Argentina web site (Liberation Party of Argentina)
  • Partido Humanista web site (Humanist Party)
  • Partido Liberal Democrático Revolucionario web site (Revolutionary Liberal Democratic Party)
  • Partido Obrero Revolucionario web site (Revolutionary Workers' Party)
  • Workers' Revolutionary Party (web site)
  • Authentic Socialist Party (web site)
  • Refundación Comunista web site (Communist Refoundation)
  • Unión de Militantes por el Socialismo web site (Union of Militants for Socialism)
  • Unión Liberal Popular web site (Liberal People's Union)
  • Unión Socialista de los Trabajadores web site (Socialist Workers' Union)
  1. ^ 2009 elections results
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