National Unity of Hope

Published 16th August, 2011

The centrist National Unity of Hope or UNE was founded in 2002 and describes itself as a Social Democratic and Social Christian party.

In the 2003 elections the UNE presidential candidate Álvaro Colom came second in a second round runoff, taking 45.9% of the vote. The UNE took 30 of 158 seats in Congress.

However, in 2007 Álvaro Colom took 52.82% in a second round runoff to become president. The UNE took 48 of the 158 seats available and was the largest party.

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