Social Christian Unity Party


Social Christian Unity Party

The Social Christian Unity Party ("Partido de Unidad Socialcristiana") is a political party in Costa Rica.

PUSC considers itself a Christian Democratic Party and, as such, is a member of the Christian Democrat and People's Parties International.

2002 election

In the legislative elections held on 3 February 2002, the party won 29.8% of the popular vote and 19 out of 57 seats. In the presidential election, held concurrently with the legislative vote, its candidate, Abel Pacheco de la Espriella won 38.6% of the vote. He was subsequently elected to the presidency in a runoff election on 7 April with 58.0% of the vote.

Corruption scandals

During Pacheco's presidency, news media revealed corruption scandals regarding former presidents Miguel Angel Rodríguez Echeverría, and Rafael Angel Calderón Fournier which costed greatly to the Party in the next election (see below).

2006 election

In the 2006 general election, PUSC presidential candidate Ricardo Toledo secured around 3.5% of the national vote.

In the 5 February 2006 parliamentary election, the party won 5 out of 57 seats.

http://www.partidounidadsocialcristiana.com/


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Christian Democratic Party of Albania — Partia Demokristiane e Shqipërisë Leader Nard Ndoka Founded 11 December 1991 …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Heritage Party of New Zealand — Christian Heritage New Zealand Leader Graham Capill (1990 2003) Ewen McQueen (2003 2006) President Nik Gregg (2003 2006) …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Democratic Party (Norway) — Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti Leader Knut Arild Hareide …   Wikipedia

  • Christian National Party (Colombia) — Colombia This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Colombia …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Democratic Party (Argentina) — The Christian Democratic Party (Spanish: Partido Demócrata Cristiano) is a Christian Democrat political party in Argentina. The Party was founded in 1954 after several other organisations had been active promoting Christian democracy in Argentina …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Democratic Party (Bolivia) — Partido Demócrata Cristiano Leader Jorge Suárez Vargas Founded February 6, 1954 Headquarters La Paz, Bolivia …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Freedom Party of Canada — The Christian Freedom Party of Canada, also known as the Christian Freedom/Social Credit Party of Canada was an unregistered Canadian political party that was active from 1988 to 1996. It grew out of the Social Credit Party of Canada, and for… …   Wikipedia

  • Christian Democrat Party (New Zealand) — Part of a series on Christian democracy …   Wikipedia

  • Unity Party of Canada — Infobox Canada Political Party party name = Unity Party of Canada status = defunct class = fed party wikicolourid = Blank party foundation = 2000 dissolution = 2003 ideology = Canadian nationalism, pseudo fascism, social progressivism,… …   Wikipedia

  • Social Democratic Workers' Party (Netherlands) — Infobox Dutch Political Party party name = Social Democratic Workers Party party party wikicolourid = SP leader = Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1893 1925) Willem Albeda (1925 1945) foundation = 1894 Dissolved = 1946 merged into the Labour Party… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.