Renewed Democratic Liberty

Renewed Democratic Liberty
Renewed Democratic Liberty
Libertad Democrática Renovada
Secretary-General Manuel Baldizón
Founded 2010 (2010)
Split from National Unity of Hope
Ideology Populism
Seats in Congress
14 / 158
Politics of Guatemala
Political parties

Renewed Democratic Liberty (Spanish: Libertad Democrática Renovada, Spanish acronym: LIDER, alternative translations: Democratic Freedom Revival[1], Renewed Democratic Liberation[2]) is a centrist political party in Guatemala.[2]

It was founded as a parliamentary group by defectors from the then governing National Unity of Hope party of President Álvaro Colom in 2008.[2] It was officially registered as a political party in 2010. At the end of the 2007-2011 legislature, the Independent Renewed Democratic Liberty parliamentary bloc included 25 out of the 158 deputies in the Congress of the Republic,[3] where it formed a parliamentary alliance with the conservative Grand National Alliance (GANA). The party's secretary-general and candidate for the 2011 presidential election is Manuel Baldizón.

In the legislative election on 11 September, LIDER won 8.9% of the votes and 14 of the 158 seats in Congress. In the coincident first round of the presidential election, Baldizón won 1,037,939 or 23.2% of the votes. Thus, he could qualify for the runoff against former general Otto Pérez Molina on 6 November, but was defeated by the latter with 1,980,819 or 46.26% of the votes.


  1. ^ Otto Perez Molina, Manuel Baldizon & Eduardo Suger Head for Runoff in Guatemala, Fox News Latino, 12 Sep 2011,, retrieved 13 Sep 2011 
  2. ^ a b c Rosenberg, Mica; McDonald, Mike (12 Sep 2011), Retired general leads Guatemala vote, faces run-off, Reuters,, retrieved 13 Sep 2011 
  3. ^ Bloques Legislativos, Congreso de la Republica de Guatemala, (in Spanish). Retrieved on 13 Sep 2011.

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