Last modified: 2016-12-21 by francisco gregoric
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The electoral coalition called Encuentro Progresista was founded
in 1994 by the Frente Amplio and other minor left
parties, e.g. the Christian Democratic Party, and
still exists currently.
Rodolfo Tizzi, 10 Jul 2002
Encuentro Progresista is a center-left alliance, led by Tabaré
Vázquez, which has just won the first round of the presidential elections
in Uruguay (second round scheduled on 28 November). The alliance groups the
socialists, the communists, former Tupamaro
guerilleros and former deceived members of the two main dominant
parties of center-right,
Colorado and Blanco.
Courrier International 472 (18 November 1999) shows a colour
picture of a street demonstration in Montevideo celebrating the victory on
31 October. Most flags are horizontal red-blue-white
FAAU tricolors, in proportion 1:2.
Ivan Sache, 21 Nov 1999
The correct name for the political group was Encuentro Progresista-Frente Amplio, then in 2003 (circa) it became Encuentro Progresista-Frente Amplio-Nueva Mayoria; and after winning the 2004 national elections, all non-Frente Amplio sectors where incorporated into the Frente Amplio, officially disolving the Encuentro Progresista as such. MaGnUs, 14 Jul 2008
The flag of the Encuentro Progresista (Progressist Encounter) is a blue flag with a logo in the center. The logo is a yellow circle with four lines (light blue, red, violet and orange) that come together to the center of the circle. From a design point of view, the circle stand for the coalition, and the lines of different colors to different political parties uniting themselves to form that coalition. All the lines appear in a kind of "rustic" way or simulate to be a sketch. There are variants of this logo. Some of them appear more "geometric". Some variants with the written name of the coalition "ENCUENTRO PROGRESISTA" also exist.
Francisco Gregoric, 13 Dec 2004
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