Grand National Alliance
Published 16th August, 2011
The Grand National Alliance or GANA was formed in 2003 as an electoral alliance to fight the forthcoming election. GANA is a right wing party which was formed following divisions in the National Advancement Party (PAN) in 1999. The GANA alliance consists of three smaller parties; Patriotic Party (PP), Reform Movement (MR) and National Solidarity Party (PSN).
In the 2003 election Óscar José Rafael Berger Perdomo won 34.3% of the vote in the first round and then won the second round of the presidential election with 54.1% of the vote for the GANA. In the Congress, GANA took 49 of 158 seats.
In the early stages of the new administration the Patriotic Party left the alliance and then in 2006 the Reform Movement also left.
In 2007 the party’s presidential candidate came third with 17.23% of the vote whilst GANA itself took 37 seats with 16.51% of the vote and became the second largest party in Congress.