Published 16th August, 2011
The Unionist Party or PU was formed in 2000 from a faction of the National Advancement Party (PAN) which supported Álvaro Arzú Irigoyen. They took 16 of the original 37 deputies from PAN with them to the new party. The PU describes itself as a conservative party which advocates the re-creation of a Central American union.
In 2003 the Unionist Party presidential candidate came fifth whilst the party took seven seats in the 158 seat Congress.
Whilst the PU presidential candidate came eighth the party itself picked up and extra seat and took eight seats in the 158 seat parliament.