National Renovator Party

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National Renovator Party
Partido Nacional Renovador
President José Pinto Coelho
Founded 12 April 2000 (2000-04-12)
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Youth wing Nationalist Youth
Ideology Portuguese nationalism
Euroscepticism
Third Position
European affiliation European National Front,
Alliance of European National Movements
European Parliament group No MEPs
Official colours Black, Blue and Red
Assembly of the Republic
0 / 230
European Parliament
0 / 21
Regional
parliaments
0 / 104
Local
Government
0 / 2,086
Website
www.pnr.pt

The National Renovator Party (Portuguese: Partido Nacional Renovador pronounced: [pɐɾˈtiðu nɐsiuˈnaɫ ʁɨnuvɐˈðoɾ]), or PNR, is the only Portuguese nationalist political party. Its motto is Nation and Labor and one of its objectives is the promotion of a Portuguese nationalist spirit. It believes that nationalism is putting the interests of the nation above sectarian interests. The party is against the demographic genocide of the native population and defends measures to increase the birth among the Portuguese people. It also opposes mass immigration, specially of people of former Portuguese colonies. On the 26 January of 2006 the party organized a protest in Lisbon with 360 crosses, one for each Portuguese killed in South Africa between 1994 (when the apartheid finish) and 2006, as part of a racist genocide against people of European ancestry in that country.

In the legislative elections of 2005 had about 9400 votes, representing 0.2% of the voters. The municipal elections of 1 July 2007 for the Lisbon City Council received 0.8% of the vote. European parliamentary elections of 2009 the list of the PNR, headed by Humberto Nuno de Oliveira, got 13,037 votes, representing 0.4% of total expressed.

Its president is, since June 2005, José Pinto Coelho.

It is very close to the French Front National. One of the party's main slogans is "Portugal to the Portuguese!".

History

The PNR was established in February 2000, has its origins among the supporters of the various small parties, movements and coalitions of the nationalist right (Party of Christian Democracy, Independent Movement for National Reconstruction/Party of the Portuguese Right, National Front), which emerged following the PREC, all extinct after some time electoral activity without appreciable results.

After the failure of the experiences of the PDC, MIRN/PDP and FN, and overcome the difficulties encountered by militants of the nationalist right in order to bring the five thousand signatures needed to form a party, acquisition of a centre/liberal center-left party in the bankruptcy (the PRD) presented as an opportunity.

The PRD had fallen into decay, had accumulated debts and had no activity but was not extinguished. It was then that elements of the National Alliance and the defunct National Action Movement (MAN) have joined the PRD, have paid their debts, and, once in control of the party changed its name to National Renewal Party (PNR) with a new program.

Mainly proposals

José Pinto Coelho in a PNR banner with: "stop with immigration, nationalism is the solution". An airplane with a message to immigrants: "Goodbye" or "have a nice travel".

Its agenda includes proposals such as:

Support the family, Portuguese birth and education.
Restricting migration and reverse migration flows.
To fight crime and reduce the age of criminal responsibility.
Complete and combat political corruption and social.
Combat capitalism that binds thousands of Portuguese families and put in check the nation, companies and national work.
Fight against job insecurity.

Foreign Policy

Protest in Lisbon with 360 crosses, one for each Portuguese killed in South Africa between 1994 and 2006.

Externally, it opposes the process of federalization of the European Union, advocating cooperation rather than integration. It advocates an economic union based on mutual benefits for all states, resulting from the expansion of markets and the abolition of customs barriers, but opposed to political integration.

It is a member of the group European National Front, a group linked to extreme right. It also works with the Front National (France), Vlaams Blok (Flemish Belgium), Vlaams Belang (Flemish Belgium), British National Party (UK), NPD (Germany), La Falange (Spain) and others.

PNR is also opposed to Turkey entering the European Union, considering that Turkey is not a European country, neither geographically nor culturally or ethnically, and its entrance in EU could make worse the immigration problem. They argue further issues related to crime, terrorism and call attention to the issue of human rights.

In February 2008, the National Renewal Party met with the Ambassador of Serbia to promote a more unbiased opinion from the European Union.

Nationalist Youth

Since early 2006, the party has sought to recruit young students in secondary schools and higher education establishments. This aroused once more the attention of the authorities, who sent a report to the Ministers of Education and Interior. Although the PNR is a legalized party, the report concluded that there is a real risk of transmission of xenophobic and violent ideas to young people, but since the creation of the Nationalist Youth does not exist any act of racist violence on the part of the same or Nationalist Youth members. The Youth Leader confirmed that recruitment, rejecting the accusations and arguing that there the movement is being discriminated against.

Election Results

In the 2005 national elections, the PNR obtained just under 0.2% of the vote, failing to elect any deputies to Parliament by a wide margin. In the 2009 European election, the party had about 13,000 votes, having 0.37% of the vote, the party had its higher results in the districts of Lisbon and Setubal.

Assembly of the Republic

Election # of votes % of vote # of seats Place
2002
4,712
0.09%
0
10th
2005
9,374
0.16%
0
9th
2009
11,503
0.20%
0
12th
2011
17,548
0.31%
0
10th

European Parliament

Election # of votes % of vote # of seats Place
2004
8,405
0.25%
0
11th
2009
13,214
0.37%
0
12th
2014
15,036
0.46%
0
12th

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