Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity

Published 16th August, 2011

The Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity or URNG started as a guerilla movement which was formed in 1982. It signed a peace agreement in 1996 and became a legitimate political party in December 1998.

In 1999 the URNG ran with the Authentic Integral Development (DIA) in an alliance called the New National Alliance (ANN). Their joint candidate came third in the presidential election and the Alliance took nine seats in the 113 seat Congress.

In 2003 their presidential candidate came sixth and the URNG on its own took two seats. In 2007 they took two seats again, but on a shrinking percentage of the vote.

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