MORRESI Sergio Daniel
congresos y reuniones científicas
Right and Center-Right in Contemporary Argentina: The PRO Party Case
MORRESI, SERGIO DANIEL
Congreso; XXIInd. World Congress of Political Science; 2012
International Political Science Association
The aim of this paper is to show some results from a large and collective research that focuses on the roots and the structure of "Commitment for Change - Republican Proposal" party (now called PRO), a relatively newcomer in the Argentine political scenario. The PRO party was born in 2003 as a center-right alternative to the 2001 economic and political crisis. After four years have passed, it obtained the mayorship of Buenos Aires, the capital district of Argentina. Since then, despite PRO leaders held a mainly conservative and neoliberal speech, they have not advanced in a classical right-wing agenda. This paper presents a brief history of the ideological place that the PRO party occupies today, an exploration of its leaders and main cadres' education, socialization and recruitment spaces, and it includes some notes about their relationships with traditional Argentine parties (Radical Civic Union and Peronism).