List of political parties in Argentina

This article lists political parties in Argentina.
Argentina has a multi-party system with two or three strong political parties or alliances, and many smaller parties that enjoy representation at the National Congress.
Since the 1990s, there is a strong decentralizing tendency within the national parties, along with the growing national relevance of province-level parties and alliances. In the last decade, most of the newly formed parties remained as junior partners of the main alliances or as district-level relevant political forces.

Historic background

From the "national organisation" process up to 1916, the oligarchic National Autonomist Party directed Argentine politics, before being replaced, through the first secret ballot elections, by the Radical Civic Union. The "Infamous Decade", initiated by the first modern coup d'état in Argentina, represented a return of the conservatives, who implemented a so-called "patriotic fraud" electoral practice. Since 1946, the strongest party has been the Justicialist Party, emerging around the leadership of Juan Perón. From 1946 to 2001, the second most important party was the Radical Civic Union, until the 2001 financial crisis. From then on, left-wing Justicialists Néstor Kirchner and his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections. After that, in the 2015 general election, Kirchnerism was defeated by a big tent coalition, Cambiemos, composed of the Radical Civic Union and Republican Proposal, a new liberal conservative party. However, in the elections of 2019, the Justicialist Party joined the Frente de Todos which won the presidential elections. The PJ returned to power, with Alberto Fernández as President of the Nation.

Current parties

National parties

Parties recognized in at least 5 provinces, as of 22 February 2020.
1Integration and Development Movement
Movimiento de Integración y Desarrollo
2Justicialist Party
Partido Justicialista
PJPeronism, Kirchnerism
3Radical Civic Union
Unión Cívica Radical
UCRRadicalism, Social democracy, Social liberalism
5Christian Democratic Party
Partido Demócrata Cristiano
PDCChristian democracy
6Intransigent Party
Partido Intransigente
PIDemocratic socialism
8Federal Party
Partido Federal
PFFederalism, Conservatism
9Democratic Progressive Party
Partido Demócrata Progresista
PDPLiberal democracy
12Communist Party
Partido Comunista
13Movement for Socialism
Movimiento al Socialismo
19Conservative People's Party
Partido Conservador Popular
23Popular Union
Unión Popular
UPPeronism, Christian democracy
33Constitutional Nationalist Party UNIR
Partido Nacionalista Constitucional UNIR
Worker's Socialist Movement
Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores
40Freemen of the South Movement
Movimiento Libres del Sur
41Broad Front
Frente Grande
FGPeronism, Social democracy
47Civic Coalition ARI
Coalición Cívica ARI
CC-ARISocial liberalism
50Socialist Party
Partido Socialista
PSSocial democracy, Democratic socialism
54Victory Party
Partido de la Victoria
57Neighborhood Action Movement
Movimiento de Acción Vecinal
61Left for a Socialist Option / Socialist Left
Izquierda por una Opción Socialista / Izquierda Socialista
64Republican Proposal
Propuesta Republicana
PROLiberal conservatism
65Light Blue and White Union
Unión Celeste y Blanco
Federal Peronism
66Solidarity Party
Partido Solidario
69Generation for a National Encounter
Generación para un Encuentro Nacional
Social democracy, Progressivism
70Workers' Party for Socialism / Socialist Workers' Party
Partido de Trabajadores por el Socialismo / Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas
71Workers' Party
Partido Obrero
72Electoral Instrument for Popular Unity
Instrumento Electoral por la Unidad Popular
73Encounter for Democracy and Equity / New Encounter
Encuentro por la Democracia y la Equidad / Nuevo Encuentro
74Party of Labour and of the People / Revolutionary Communist Party
Partido del Trabajo y del Pueblo / Partido Comunista Revolucionario
PTP / PCRMaoism
75Partido de la Concertación ForjaKirchnerism
76Party of Culture, Education and Work
Partido de la Cultura, la Educación y el Trabajo
77Faith Party
Partido Fe
Peronism, Anti-corruption
78Third Position Party
Partido Tercera Posición
79Federal Renewal Party
Partido Renovador Federal
Peronism, Syncretism
82Federal Commitment
Compromiso Federal
Federal Peronism
83Project South
Proyecto Sur
Environmentalism, Progressivism
84Labor and Equity Party
Partido del Trabajo y la Equidad
New Left
Nueva Izquierda
Democratic Party
Partido Demócrata
Liberal conservatism
Autonomistic Party
Partido Autonomista
Authentic Renewal Front
Frente Renovador Auténtico
Peronism, Syncretism
Join for Freedom and Dignity
Unite por la Libertad y la Dignidad
Popular Dignity
Dignidad Popular

Provincial parties

Parties recognized in at least one province, as of 15 January 2018.
Union of the Democratic Centre
Unión del Centro Democrático
UCEDEConservative liberalism
Action for the Republic
Acción por la República
AREconomic liberalism
Workers' Socialist Movement
Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores
Authentic Socialist Party
Partido Socialista Auténtico
PSADemocratic socialism
Authentic Communist Party / Communist Party
Partido Comunista Auténtico / Partido Comunista
Self-determination and Freedom
Autodeterminación y Libertad
Democratic Party of the City of Buenos Aires
Partido Demócrata de la Capital Federal
PDLiberal conservatism
Chaqueñan Action
Acción Chaqueña
AChRegionalism, Conservatism
Peoples Reconstruction Party
Partido Popular de la Reconstrucción
PPRNationalism, Social conservatism
We are All Chubut
Chubut Somos Todos
CSTPeronism, Regionalism
Civic Front of Córdoba
Frente Cívico de Córdoba
Social democracy
Liberal Party of Corrientes
Partido Liberal de Corrientes
PLCRegionalism, Conservatism
New Party
Partido Nuevo
PaNuRegionalism, Conservatism
Autonomist Party of Corrientes
Partido Autonomista de Corrientes
PACRegionalism, Conservatism
Jujuy People's Movement
Movimiento Popular Jujeño
Renewal Crusade
Cruzada Renovadora
Pampean Federalist Movement
Movimiento Federalista Pampeano
Democratic Party of Mendoza
Partido Demócrata de Mendoza
PDLiberal conservatism
Party of the Social Concord
Partido de la Concordia Social
PCSSocial democracy
Neuquén People's Movement
Movimiento Popular Neuquino
Together We Are Río Negro
Juntos Somos Río Negro
Salta Renewal Party
Partido Renovador de Salta
PRS, PARESRegionalism, Conservatism
Blockist Party
Partido Bloquista
Union and Liberty Party
Partido Unión y Libertad
PULFederal Peronism
Fueguino People's Movement
Movimiento Popular Fueguino
Republican Force
Fuerza Republicana
FRMilitarism, Social conservatism

Electoral Alliances

Recent or prominent electoral alliances
;19th Century and early 20th Century
;Mid 20th Century
;Late 20th Century and early 21st Century