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HERNANDEZ, Tania. The Acción Nacional Party and Christian Democracy. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.37, pp. 113-138. ISSN 0188-7653.

This paper proposes a chronology based on four stages that systematize the relationship between the PAN, since it's birth in 1939, and christian democracy, until today. The analysis focuses on the influence of organizational development, and the role of this party within the political system, in the redefinition of the PAN's strategy regarding the christian democratic movement. I argue that the phase I have described as of cooperation (second half of the seventies and eighties), was the key moment for both actors to establish formal links, based on the PAN's affiliation to christian democracy, and the establishment of a clear strategy of mutually beneficial partnerships.

Palabras llave : christian democracy; political system; political party; National Action Party; alliances.

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