New Alliance Party (Mexico)
The New Alliance Party is one of the newest political parties in Mexico
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Its creation was proposed by the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación
Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación
The Mexican National Educational Workers Union is the largest trade union in Latin America, with over 1.4 million members. Formed in 1949, the SNTE is composed of local sections in each of Mexico's states...

 (SNTE, "National Union of Education Workers"), the largest trade union in Latin America
Latin America
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, led by Elba Esther Gordillo
Elba Esther Gordillo
Elba Esther Gordillo Morales is a Mexican politician, formerly affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party until 2006...

, the controversial former general secretary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Institutional Revolutionary Party
The Institutional Revolutionary Party is a Mexican political party that held power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. The PRI is a member of the Socialist International, as is the rival Party of the Democratic Revolution , making Mexico one of the few...

. Most of its top members are ITAM
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México , commonly known as ITAM, is a private Ph.D.-granting research university located in Mexico City, Mexico...


The New Alliance Party was created on January 30, 2005, three years after the SNTE created the Asociación Ciudadana del Magisterio (ACM, "Citizen Association of Teachers"), a political group recognized by the Federal Electoral Institute
Federal Electoral Institute
The Federal Electoral Institute is an autonomous, public organization responsible for organizing federal elections in Mexico, that is, those related to the election of the President of the United Mexican States and to the election of the members of the Lower and Upper Chambers that constitute the ...

 since August 2002. The creation of this party by the SNTE, a group that has traditionally supported the PRI in every election caused accusations of treason
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 for Gordillo.

The party's president is Jorge Kahwagi
Jorge Kahwagi
Jorge Antonio Kahwagi Macari is a undefeated Mexican boxer, lawyer, businessman, politician and show business personality.-Early life:...

. On January 8, 2006 the PNA elected Roberto Campa
Roberto Campa
Roberto Rafael Campa Cifrián is a Mexican lawyer and politician who was the New Alliance presidential candidate in the 2006 elections...

 as its candidate for president
President of Mexico
The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state and government of Mexico. Under the Constitution, the president is also the Supreme Commander of the Mexican armed forces...

 in the 2006 general elections
Mexican general election, 2006
A general election was held in Mexico on Sunday, July 2, 2006. Voters went to the polls to elect, on the federal level:*A new President of the Republic to serve a six-year term, replacing then Mexican President Vicente Fox .*500 members to serve for a...

. In the 2006 legislative elections the party won 9 out of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the Congress of the Union, Mexico's bicameral legislature. The structure and responsibilities of both chambers of Congress are defined in Articles 50 to 70 of the current constitution.-Composition:The Chamber of Deputies is composed of one federal...

 and 1 out of 128 Senators
Senate of Mexico
The Senate of the Republic, constitutionally Chamber of Senators of the Honorable Congress of the Union After a series of reforms during the 1990s, it is now made up of 128 senators:...

. In the 2009 legislative elections
Mexican legislative election, 2009
Legislative elections were held in Mexico on 5 July 2009. Voters elected 500 new deputies to sit in the Chamber of Deputies for the 61st Congress.-Opinion Polling:...

 the party lost one seat in the Chamber of Deputies, leaving it with 8 seats.

The party logo resembles that of the defunct Canadian Alliance
Canadian Alliance
The Canadian Alliance , formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance , was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. The party was the successor to the Reform Party of Canada and inherited its position as the Official Opposition in the House of Commons and held...


External links

Official site El SNTE y su nuevo partido político ("The SNTE and its new political party")
  • Mexico’s new political player, article on ¡Adelante!, a mid-Missouri
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    The demonyms Latino and Latina , are defined in English language dictionaries as:* "a person of Latin-American descent."* "A Latin American."* "A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States."...

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