- Colorado Party (Uruguay)
President Pedro Bordaberry Founder Fructuoso Rivera Founded 1836 Ideology Liberalism
Website http://www.partidocolorado.com.uy/ Politics of Uruguay
2004 national elections
At the last 2004 national elections, the Colorado Party won 10 seats out of 99 in the Chamber of Deputies and 3 seats out of 31 in the Senate. Its presidential candidate, Guillermo Stirling, won the same 10.4 % of the popular vote.
Some of its major historical leaders were Fructuoso Rivera, Venancio Flores, José Batlle y Ordóñez, Luis Batlle Berres, Jorge Pacheco Areco, Juan María Bordaberry, Julio María Sanguinetti and Jorge Batlle.
The party has historically been the most elected party in Uruguayan history with almost uninterrupted dominance during the 20th century. The Colorados were in office from 1868 to 1959, when they were defeated by the Partido Nacional in the 1958 elections. They returned to office after the 1966 elections. They won the first elections at the end of the military dictatorship, in 1984. They went on to win the 1994 and 1999 elections.
From its birth until the last decades of the 20th century its traditional rival was the Partido Nacional (also called Partido Blanco).
Post 2004: defeat at polls and rise of Pedro Bordaberry Herrán
The Colorado Party suffered its worst defeat ever in the last 2004 national elections, with little over 10 per cent of the popular vote for its candidate Guillermo Stirling. Reasons for the party's weak results were many, but these include the economic crisis and old party leaders.
Currently, Colorado Pedro Bordaberry Herrán  has a very strong personal following, and, backed by his 'Vamos Uruguay'  grouping, is the runaway favourite for the party's Presidential nomination in 2009, although the party itself is in weak opposition with only three out of thirty national Senators. Moreover, subsequent to his defeat in 2004, Guillermo Stirling endorsed Pedro Bordaberry's 'Vamos Uruguay' movement.
Pedro Bordaberry and Riverista resurgence
To some extent, the grouping represents a resurgence of the 'Riverista' tendency for strong, personalized leadership within the Colorado Party. This has been exemplified in the past by Jorge Pacheco Areco and other members of the Bordaberry political family.
- Pedro Bordaberry
- es:Vamos UruguayBut taking into consideration the last attitudes of Bordaberry it is possible to mention that he has also take into account some principles of the Battllism, the trend that has led the Party since 1900. In the present of the Party the different trends diverge in the aim to renew the people inside and take the power again.
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