Colorado Party (Uruguay)

The Partido Colorado ( German " Red Party") is a party in Uruguay.

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The Partido Colorado applies characterized as rather progressive, urban and anti- clerical. Within the overall party known as Lema are different programmatic positions, resulting in the formation of various Sublema and individual groups, the so-called clubs or lists, manifests.


The party was founded in 1836. The first decades of the party were marked by struggles against the Partido Nacional (formerly Partido Blanco, dt: White Party). In 1839, even a civil war between the conservatives ( Blancos ) broke under Manuel Oribe and the Liberals ( Colorado ) under José Fructuoso Rivera. The war lasted until 1851, when the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas intervened.

Between 1865 and 1958, the Liberals held power in Uruguay in your hands. One of the most influential liberal politician José Batlle y Ordóñez was, the founder of the so-called " Batllismo ", which even today still the dominant political current in Uruguay (and in the rest of the great-uncle of the elected president on November 28, 1999 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez ), president between 1903 and 1907 and 1911-1915, which has influenced the history of the country's economy and has laid the basis for today's politics.

Current Situation

On 8 March 2012, the 1995 sitting of the Departamento Tacuarembó in Cámara de Representantes MPs Martha Montaner was elected the new secretary general of the party. This position will be filled following within the party, an annual rotational basis. With Montaner, whose choice fell on the International Women's Day, not only occupied for the first time in the party's history a woman this position. Also in relation to the entire Uruguayan party system is the first woman in this prominent internal party function.

José Batlle y Ordóñez 1900

Current logo of the party