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Party for Democracy (Chile)

Partido por la Democracia

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[Party for Democracy flag]
image by Jorge Candeias, 22 February 2005

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About the flag

This is the MAPU flag.
Antonio Márquez, 6 March 2000

A photo shows a vertical table flag, white with a party logo that seems to be horizontally centered, but shifted to the top. I suppose that this is simply a version of the party flag, and that a horizontal version would also be used (even predominantly).
Jorge Candeias, 22 February 2005


PPD is a social democratic party, but quite rightist as a such. During the Allende years PPD was the Chilean affiliate to the Socialist International whereas Allende's PS was more clearly Marxist. Today PS is in the SI and assimilated to social democracy, whereas PPD is slightly right-wing of PS.
Biplab Sommansson, 23 February 2005

PPD has 2 senators (48 senators in total) and 20 deputees in the 120-seat parliament, which turns it into one of the major parties in the country.
Jorge Candeias, 22 February 2005

PPD was founded in the '80s because Pinochet forbade the re-foundation of the Socialist Party, so most of the former socialists (like Ricardo Lagos) formed the PPD as an alternative for the plebiscite of 1988. Then, the PS was accepted but a lot of reformed socialists (more center-left) stayed at the PPD.
Osmar Valdebenito, 25 November 2006