|Description||The New Alliance Party (in Spanish language Partido Nueva Alianza or PNA) is one of the political parties of Mexico of most recent creation. |
Its creation was proposed by the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE, "National Union of Education Workers"), the largest union in Latin America, lead by Elba Esther Gordillo, the controversial former general secretary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
The New Alliance Party was created on January 30, 2005 after three years that the SNTE created the Asociación Ciudadana del Magisterio (ACM, "Citizen Association of Teachers"), a political group recognized by the Federal Electoral Institute since August 2002. The creation of this party by the SNTE, a group that has traditionally supported the PRI in every election caused accusations of treason for Gordillo.
The party's president is Miguel Ángel Jiménez Godínez, leader of the ACM. On January 8, 2006 the PNA elected Roberto Campa Cifrián as its candidate to president of Mexico for the 2006 general elections.