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Paraguay: Information on the Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico (PLRA), 1985-1991

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1992
Citation / Document Symbol PRY10271
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Paraguay: Information on the Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico (PLRA), 1985-1991, 1 February 1992, PRY10271, available at: [accessed 19 November 2017]
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For information on the above-mentioned political party, please consult the documents attached to the Response to Information Request No. PRY10269. These provide general information on the party's history and major political developments.

The Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico (PLRA) is described as "centrist, with a centre-left tendency" founded in 1978 after breaking away from the United Liberal Party which in turn had split from the Partido Liberal Radical (Day 1988, 431). The Juventud Liberal Radical Auténtica (JLRA) is the youth wing of the PLRA, reportedly affiliated with the International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (Angel 1990, 429).

According to the preliminary results of the 26 May 1991 municipal elections for 154 of the 106 municipalities, the PLRA obtained 29 percent of the vote (Southern Cone Report 4 July 1991, 7). In the Constituent Assembly elections of December 1991 the PLRA reportedly obtained 27 percent of the votes (Ibid. 26 Dec. 1991, 6).


Angel, William D. 1990. Youth Movements of the World. Essex: Longman Group UK Ltd.

Day, Alan, J., ed. 1988. Political Parties of the World. London/Chicago: St. James Press.

Southern Cone Report [London, U.K.]. 26 December 1991. "Electoral Setback for the Opposition."

. 4 July 1991. "Colorados Stunned by Election Results."

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