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Partido Nacional
National Party
Leader Manuel Oribe
President Luis Alberto Lacalle
Founded September 19, 1836 (1836-09-19)
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay
Ideology Conservatism,
Liberal conservatism
International affiliation Christian Democrat Organization of America (observer)
Politics of Uruguay
Political parties

The National Party (Partido Nacional in Spanish), also known as the White Party (Partido Blanco), is a major Right-wing liberal conservative political party in Uruguay, currently the major opposition party to the ruling Frente Amplio government.



It was formed on 10 August, 1836. Together with the Colorado Party, it is one of the two traditional groupings dating back to the nineteenth century. Manuel Oribe was its founder.

2004 elections

At the last 2004 national elections, the National Party won 36 seats out of 99 in the Chamber of Deputies and 11 seats out of 31 in the Senate. Its presidential candidate, Jorge Larrañaga, obtained the same day 35.1 % of the valid, popular vote.


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