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Front for Victory
FPV - Frente para la Victoria
Leader Nestor Kirchner
Founded 2003
Headquarters Riobamba 460 2º A, Buenos Aires,  Argentina
Ideology Peronism
Official colors Light blue, White
Politics of Argentina
Political parties

The Front for Victory (Spanish: Frente para la Victoria, FPV) is a peronist[1] political party and electoral alliance in Argentina, although it is still formally a faction of the Justicialist Party[2]. Both the former President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) and the current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-present) belong to this party, located at the left-wing part of the Argentine political spectrum [3]. The party is currently led by Nestor Kirchner [4].

Due to internal disagreements over leadership, the Justicialist Party did not participate in the 2003 presidential elections as such, so the Front for Victory was established on behalf of the presidential candidacy of Néstor Kirchner [1]. At the 2005 legislative elections the FPV won 50 of the 127 elected deputies (out of 257) and 14 of the 24 elected senators (out of 72), thus obtaining the majority in both Houses of Congress [5].

At the 2007 Presidential election, FPV rallied through the Plural Consensus alliance. Its candidate Cristina Kirchner won the Presidency on the first round, obtaining 45,29% of the total votes, some 22% ahead of her nearest challenger (Elisa Carrió for the Civic Coalition alliance), this being the widest margin any candidate had got on any modern election held in Argentina. However, at the 2009 mid-term legislative election the FPV lost its congressional majorities on both chambers, gaining just 30,80% of the national votes, thus narrowly becoming the first minority party at the Argentine National Congress, while the Civic and Social Agreement (ACyS) arrived a close second.


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