United Conservative Party (Chile)

United Conservative Party
Partido Conservador Unido
Founded15 December 1953
Dissolved11 May 1966
Merger ofTraditionalist Conservative Party and a faction of the Social Christian Conservative Party
Merged intoNational Party
HeadquartersSantiago de Chile
IdeologyConservatism
Political positionRight-wing

The United Conservative Party (Spanish: Partido Conservador Unido, PCU) was a right-wing Chilean political party founded in December 1953 after the merger of the Traditionalist Conservative Party and a faction of the Social Christian Conservative Party, issued from the Conservative Party. It supported for the 1958 presidential election the candidacy of Jorge Alessandri and participated, along with the Liberal Party and supporters of former president Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, in its government. In 1962, it participated in the Democratic Front of Chile center-right coalition which opposed the left-wings FRAP coalition and supported for the 1964 presidential election Eduardo Frei Montalva (who obtained less than 56% of the votes).

Following the low results obtained at the 1965 parliamentary elections, the United Conservative Party merged in 1966 with the Liberal Party and the National Action (founded in 1963 by Jorge Prat Echaurren, who had been Minister of Finances in 1954 in Carlos Ibáñez del Campo's cabinet), thus creating the National Party.

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