Information on the organization and leadership selection of the main political parties for the period 1992-1993 [ARG14603]

As discussed by telephone, in addition to the documents already available at your Regional Documentation Centre, please find attached several documents discussing the internal elections and leadership organization of the Justicialista (Peronist) and Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) parties. References to the organization or leadership structures of smaller parties could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

According to a staff member of the Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa, although every political party must meet certain legal requirements in order to register at the provincial or federal level, each party has its own statutes outlining the way in which it elects its leadership and organizes and conducts its affairs (30 June 1993).

Some of the attachments, however, describe an electoral law that would affect the organizational and financing practices of the political parties. Reports on the approval or promulgation of the law could not be found by 29 June 1993 among the sources available. Sources at the Embassy of Argentina were not aware of the referred law's approval or enactment. A copy of the electoral law currently in effect in Argentina has been requested from Buenos Aires by the Embassy. Should a copy of the law be provided to the DIRB, it will be forwarded to you in an update to this Response.


Embassy of Argentina, Ottawa. 30 June 1993. Interview with Staff Member.


Delury, George E., ed. 1987. World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. New York: Facts on File Publications, pp. 27-33.

La Prensa [Buenos Aires, in Spanish]. 26 October 1992. "Federico Storiani Discusses UCR Leadership." (FBIS-LAT-92-237 9 Dec. 1992, pp. 28-29)

_____. 4 October 1992. "UCR Intraparty Struggle Analyzed." (FBIS-LAT-92-221 16 Nov. 1992, pp. 21-22)

_____. 5 September 1992. "Bordón on Corrientes, Presidential Candidacy." (FBIS-LAT-92-196 8 Oct. 1992, pp. 17-18)

_____. 3 September 1992. "Deadline for Angeloz' Candidacy Announced." (FBIS-LAT-92-200 15 Oct. 1992, p. 26)

_____. 26 July 1992. "Alfonsín, Angeloz Vie for UCR Presidency." (FBIS-LAT-92-170 1 Sept. 1992, pp. 22-24)

Latin American Newsletters. 1 July 1993. Latin American Regional Reports: Southern Cone Report. "Alfonsín to Regain UCR Leadership." London: Latin American Newsletters, p. 2.

_____. 15 April 1993. Latin American Regional Reports: Southern Cone Report. "Proposal For Reform of Electoral Law." London: Latin American Newsletters, pp. 2-3.

_____. 26 December 1991. Latin American Regional Reports: Southern Cone Report. "Duhalde Quits to Become Governor" and "New UCR Leader." London: Latin American Newsletters, p. 2.

_____. 13 September 1990. Latin American Regional Reports: Southern Cone Report. "Argentina's Peronists Facing a Split." London: Latin American Newsletters, p. 4.

Noticias Argentinas [Buenos Aires, in Spanish]. 23 March 1993. "Menem Announces Political Party Reform Bill." (FBIS-LAT-93-054 23 Mar. 1993, p. 14)

Somos [Buenos Aires, in Spanish]. 21 September 1992. "Casella, Storani to Oppose Alfonsín, Angeloz." (FBIS-LAT-92-209 28 Oct. 1992, pp. 29-30)