Intransigent Party

The Intransigent Party (Spanish: Partido Intransigente) is a political party in Argentina, founded in 1963 by Oscar Alende. Its membership came from the Intransigent Radical Civic Union (Unión Cívica Radical Intransigente), one of the two factions into which the Radical Civic Union had divided in 1956.

There is also an Intransigent Party in Uruguay, see Intransigent Party.
Intransigent Party

Partido Intransigente
PresidentEnrique Gustavo Cardesa
FounderOscar Alende
Founded24 June 1972
Preceded byIntransigent Radical Civic Union
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
IdeologyLeft-wing populism
Socialism of the 21st Century
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationFront for Victory
Regional affiliationCOPPPAL
ColorsRed, Black
SloganLa izquierda popular en el frente
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
1 / 257
Seats in the Senate
0 / 72


The party was for a long time allied with Peronism in elections. Alende was presidential candidate in 1963, 1973, and 1983 without much success.

The party had its most successful period in 1985, becoming the third-largest party. It fell into oblivion after allying with the Justicialist Party from 1987.

The party was part of the FrePaSo coalition from the 1990s and entered government in 1999 as part of the Alianza between FrePaSo and the Radical Civic Union that brought Fernando de la Rúa to the presidency. The Alianza collapsed in 2001 and FrePaSo effectively disappeared.

For the 2003 Presidential Election, the Intransigent Party was allied to ARI, the party of Elisa Carrió, supporting her for President, and allowing her to be candidate (because her party did not have members in all the provinces). For 2005 legislative elections, the Intransigent Party allied with the Broad Front, Socialist Party and the Communist Party of Argentina, forming the coalition called Encuentro Amplio.

In 2007, the Party backed the Front for Victory and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as candidate for President of Argentina.

The party is part of the Frente de Todos coalition supporting the 2019 Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez during the 2019 Argentine general election.

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