ESP - El Partido Unidad Social Cristiana, o PUSC por sus siglas, es un partido político de ideología socialcristiana con tendencias neoliberales de Costa Rica.
Presidente: Luis Fishman
Fundación 17 de diciembre 1983
Ideología política: Democracia cristiana, Calderonismo, Neoliberalismo
ENG - The Social Christian Unity Party (Partido de Unidad Socialcristiana) is a political party in Costa Rica.
PUSC considers itself a Christian Democratic Party and, as such, is a member of the Christian Democrat and People's Parties International.
In the legislative elections held on 3 February 2002, the party won 29.8% of the popular vote and 19 out of 57 seats. In the presidential election, held concurrently with the legislative vote, its candidate, Abel Pacheco de la Espriella won 38.6% of the vote. He was subsequently elected to the presidency in a runoff election on 7 April with 58.0% of the vote.
During Pacheco's presidency, news media revealed corruption scandals regarding former presidents Miguel Angel Rodríguez Echeverría, and Rafael Angel Calderón Fournier which costed greatly to the Party in the next election.
In the 2006 general election, PUSC presidetial candidate Ricardo Toledo secured around 3.5% of the national vote.
In the 5 February 2006 parliamentary election, the party won 5 out of 57 seats.
11th Dec 08