1678 Asamblea Nacional elections
The second Elections for the Asamblea Nacional de la República, the unicameral parliament of Los Liberados were held in 1673 AN. The second democratic election in the nation, the election was largely a referendum on the Liberadosan government, the Junta de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Council), and the nation's President Jacobo Castrigo Álvarez. Having won the previous election in a landslide, the PLN consolidated its power throughout the country.
The opposition saw some changes, the Partido de la Izquierda broke up after internal turmoil, some members joined the PLN, which adopted social democracy in their platform, whereas others joined the Cambio Democratico, the main opposition movement against the perceived undemocratic government, which was founded by former ¡Adelante! chairwoman Paula Ferraro. Some smaller parties such as the Communist Party, the Catologian State Party and the Timaro Rights Party failed to reach the electoral threshold and did not gain any seats.
The results of the elections, and the narrow majority of the PLN, lead to some worry for the ruling government junta, who strongly oppose further democratic changes in the country. Following the elections, President Castrigo invited CD leader Ferraro to the Presidential Palace for a discussion. During these talks, the President had allegedly made crude remarks in the direction of Señora Ferraro, and threatened to "destroy her and her party of traitors". The fight dominated the tabloids for a week, but the President himself denied that this incident ever happened.
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||Partido de Liberación Nacional
||Jacobo Castrigo Álvarez
||Paula Ferraro de Sole
||Carlos Geraldo Núñez