FDNG

AcronymDefinition
FDNGFrente Democratico Nueva Guatemala (Spanish: New Guatemala Democratic Front)
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En cuanto a la izquierda, que estuvo representada en el FDNG, obtuvo un 7%, lo cual constituyo un resultado decoroso para una fuerza que aun no salia de la clandestinidad y cuya participacion se hizo a traves de los dirigentes y militantes que ya estaban operando en la legalidad.
Por un lado Rafael Arriaga rompio su alianza con la URNG, y por otro lado el FDNG organizo su participacion electoral de manera independiente.
Mientras, la izquierda agrupada en la Alianza Nueva Nacion (ANN) ocupo un distante tercer lugar con el 11% de los votos, o bien con el 12% si sumaramos los votos obtenidos por el FDNG.
Si en 1995, desde una semiclandestinidad, la izquierda pudo obtener a traves de la coalicion estructurada en torno al FDNG casi el 7% de los votos; y si en 1999, la coalicion estructurada en la primera ANN obtuvo poco mas del 11%; en 2003 no hubo coalicion y URNG y ANN en su conjunto solo sumaron el 5% de los votos.
Although the FDNG wants support from the guerrillas, several of its leaders have long been critical of the armed struggle.
He said the URNG tried to impose a list that included only three FDNG candidates out of a total of 14, "when we are the biggest party in the Alliance.
The alliance fractured in mid-August when the FDNG defected over which presidential candidate to support.
Since the split, the ANN and the FDNG have continued their bickering and have accused each other of tearing down their campaign posters.
Meanwhile, for the first time in 40 years - in no small measure as a result of the simultaneous peace process a left-of-center coalition of popular and indigenous organizations, the FDNG (the "left flank" of the ASC), was formed to participate in the elections.
Despite operating at great disadvantage, and weakened by the lack of resources and prior political experience, the FDNG won eight percent of the presidential vote and six congressional seats, making it the third strongest party in Congress.
In Guatemala, it was the ASC, with its plurality of forces (some sympathetic to the URNG, some not, but almost all of them excluded from the electoral arena) that ultimately created space for the emergence of a left electoral option, the FDNG, in 1995 - the first such force since 1954.