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Front for Victory

The Front for Victory is a peronist political party and electoral alliance in Argentina, although it is still formally a faction of the Justicialist Party. Both the former President Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007) and the current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007-present) belong to this party, located at the left-wing part of the Argentine political spectrum . The party is currently led by Nestor Kirchner .

Due to internal disagreements over leadership, the Justicialist Party did not participate in the 2003 presidential elections as such, so the Front for Victory was established on behalf of the presidential candidacy of Nestor Kirchner . At the 2005 legislative elections the FPV won 50 of the 127 elected deputies (out of 257) and 14 of the 24 elected senators (out of 72), thus obtaining the majority in both Houses of Congress .

At the 2007 Presidential election, FPV rallied through the Plural Consensus alliance. Its candidate Cristina Kirchner won the Presidency on the first round, obtaining 45,29% of the total votes, some 22% ahead of her nearest challenger (Elisa Carrio for the Civic Coalition alliance), this being the widest margin any candidate had got on any modern election held in Argentina. However, at the 2009 mid-term legislative election the FPV lost its congressional majorities on both chambers, gaining just 30,80% of the national votes, thus narrowly becoming the first minority party at the Argentine National Congress, while the Civic and Social Agreement (ACyS) arrived a close second.

External links

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