Popular Assembly

Popular Assembly
Founded April 21, 2006
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay
Ideology Communism
Left-wing populism
Political position Far-left
Colors Red
Chamber of Deputies
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The Popular Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Popular) is a socialist electoral coalition in Uruguay.


The party was founded in April 2006, as a more left-wing alternative to the Broad Front.[1] It is supported by the Revolutionary Communist Party of Uruguay, the Humanist Party of Uruguay and other left-wing groups, including several former local organisation of the Broad Left. In 2008, it gained the support of the March 26 Movement.[2]

The party's best known members include former Senator Helios Sarthou, and political activist Raúl Rodríguez. The group stood Rodriguez in the 2009 presidential election. He took 0.67% of the vote, while the party took 0.66% in the parliamentary elections and did not win any seats.[3]

2014 elections

Popular Assembly took part in the 2014 Uruguayan general elections under the denomination Popular Unity. The party won their first seat in the House of Deputies.


  1. "Mejorar no es lo mismo que cambiar", Montevideo COMM, 1 April 2009 (Spanish)
  2. "Dirigentes de CI se irán a Asamblea Popular", LR21 No.3009, 25 August 2008 (Spanish)
  3. Corte Electoral (Spanish)
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