- Republican Proposal
party_name = Propuesta Republicana
colorcode = #FFEF00
foundation = October 23, 2005.
Conservatism, economic liberalism, Right-wing
Buenos Aires, Argentina
international = none
website = [http://www.pro.com.ar www.pro.com.ar]
Republican Proposal ( _es. Propuesta Republicana) is a
centre-right electoral frontin Argentina. It is usually referred to as PRO.
PRO is principally an alliance between
Commitment to Change, the party of Mauricio Macribased in Buenos Aires, and Recreate for Growth(Recrear) of Ricardo López Murphy. It was created ahead of the legislative elections of 23 October 2005.At the 2005 elections the alliance won nine of the 127 elected deputies (out of 257).
Other provincial centre-right parties have joined under the Recrear banner within PRO. Macri and López Murphy had been in discussions with Governor
Jorge Sobisch, leader of the Neuquino People's Movement, another leading centre-right politician, although these discussions broke down. Macri is the President of the alliance.
In the June 2007 elections in the city of Buenos Aires, PRO decisively won the election, with Macri becoming Head of Government and the alliance taking 15 of the 30 seats in the city legislature. In addition to Commitment to Change and Recreate for Growth, the alliance included the Democratic Progressive Party, the Democratic Party, the Federal Party, the
Movement for Integration and Development(MID), the Popular Union, the White Partyand the Front of Independent Youth.
In the October 2007 Presidential and legislative elections, PRO did not officially back a candidate but gave tacit support to the bid of López Murphy, who stood as the Recrear candidate. Sobisch also stood. López Murphy did poorly gaining just 1.45% of the vote. PRO and its allies stood in the congressional elections and made a net gain of 2 seats in the Chamber of Deputies winning 6 seats overall. However, its 13% share of the vote in October 2007 in the city of Buenos Aires contrasted with its 44% share just a few months previously in the city elections.
* [http://www.pro.com.ar/ Official site]
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