Last modified: 2015-01-17 by alex garofolo
Keywords: p.l.r.a. | partido liberal radical auténtico | authentic liberal radical party | star: 5 points (white on blue) | star: 5 points (white) pointing top hoist |
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The flag of PLRA is described in the preamble of the party's statutes,
last amended 7 May 2006:
Here are two captures from the brief report which appeared on
'World News Today' on BBC4 tv on 21 April
2008. ...the colour seems to be the important
thing, with design being secondary. Supporters of the PLRA, which uses dark
blue, are shown in these shots waving vigorously (*too* vigorously for
detailed analysis) at least three types of blue flag, all of them
different from what we show on FOTW. There is one with a star and the
initials, one with the initials in a different typeface and between lines,
and one plain blue flag.
André Coutanche, 22 April, 2008.
The PLRA was founded on 10 July 1887 in Asunción as the "Centro
Democrático", presided by Antonio Taboada, a hero of the war against
the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay). The party was
renamed "Partido Liberal" in 1890, "Partido Liberal Radical" in 1967
and, "Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico" in 1978.
The Liberals governed Paraguay from 17 December 1904 to 17 February 1936.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2010
Under the Stroessner régime, Paraguay was a single-party state. The original Partido Liberal was made illegal and many members fled into exile. Eventually, Stroessner allowed opposition parties to exist legally again, as long as they recognized the authority of his own Partido Colorado. The Partido Liberal thus split into a radical faction who rejected the second-rate status, and a faction who returned to politics within the new system. The radical faction went on to officially add the Radical moniker to the party name, as mentioned by Ivan Sache.
Alex Garofolo, 24 June 2014
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