Democratic Unification Party

Published 22nd November, 2013

The Democratic Unification Party or PUD was founded on 29th September 1992 as the political wing of a clandestine guerrilla alliance of four groupings, the Partido para la transformación de Honduras (PTH), Partido Revolucionario Hondureño (PRH), Partido Morazanísta de Liberación Nacional (PMLN) and Partido Renovación Patriótica (PRP). The party describes itself as Left-wing and believes in Socialism.

The party was banned from any democratic participation until 1997. In that election its candidate came fifth with 1.23% of the vote and the party won one seat in the 134 seat National Congress.

In 2001 the party won five seats in a 128 seat chamber but its presidential candidate did little better than in 1997. Again in 2005 the party won five seats and its candidate came third, albeit with just 1.4% of the vote.

In 2009 the party dropped a seat to take four seats in the 128 seat National Congress and its presidential candidate, César Ham, took 1.7% of the vote.

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