Republican Party (Chile)

Republican Party
Partido Republicano
Founded 1982
Dissolved 1987
Merged into Liberal-Republican Union
Headquarters Santiago, Chile
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre to Centre-right

The Republican Party or Republican Right (Spanish: Partido Republicano/Derecha Republicana) —also known as Republican Democratic Right (Spanish: Derecha Democrática Republicana)—[1] was a Chilean centre-right political party existing from 1982 to 1987 during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Its origins date back to late October 1982, when a group of politicians from the National Party founded the Center for Analysis of National and International Reality. His goal was to provide a basis for the formation of a right-wing democratic party, inspired by modern liberalism and respectful of human rights. This would give rise to a party whose name would be Republican Right, led by the ex-conservative Julio Subercaseaux and ex-liberals Hugo Zepeda Barrios and Armando Jaramillo Lyon.[2]

The party was among the founding members of the Democratic Alliance on August 6, 1983, having previously signed the Democratic Manifesto of March 14 of that year.[3] In October 1984, it changed its name to the Republican Party after entry of the Liberal Party to the coalition. Both merged in 1987 to form the Liberal-Republican Union.[4]


  1. Patricio Aylwin. "El reencuentro de los demócratas: del golpe al triunfo del no". Memoria Chilena (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. Tomás Moulián. "La reorganización de los partidos de la derecha entre 1983 y 1988" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. "La oposición chilena se congrega entorno a Valdés". ABC (in Spanish). 8 August 1983. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. "Alianza Democrática (1983-1987)". Memoria Chilena (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 July 2016.
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