Morena (political party)

MORENA (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈɾena]) is a Mexican political party with Cardenist roots.[4][15] It is the ruling party of Mexico since 2018.

National Regeneration Movement
Movimiento Regeneración Nacional
PresidentMario Martín Delgado
Secretary-GeneralCitlalli Hernández Mora
Senate LeaderRicardo Monreal Ávila
Deputies LeaderIgnacio Mier Velazco
FounderAndrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)
Founded2 October 2011
(as a non-profit organization)[1]
10 July 2014
(as a political party)[2]
Split fromParty of the Democratic Revolution
HeadquartersSanta Anita #50, Col. Viaducto Piedad C.P. 08200 Iztacalco, Mexico City
Membership (2017)319,449[3]
Social democracy[5]
Left-wing nationalism[6]
Left-wing populism[7]
Political positionCentre-left[11] to left-wing[12]
National affiliationJuntos Hacemos Historia
Regional affiliationSão Paulo Forum[13]
Colours  maroon
SloganLa esperanza de México[14]
(The hope of Mexico)
Chamber of Deputies 
201 / 500
62 / 128
State governors
12 / 32
State legislatures
406 / 1,112
406 / 2,043

The name is an acronym for the Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (National Regeneration Movement), and means brown-skinned in Spanish.[16][17] It also alludes to Mexico's Catholic national patroness: the Virgin of Guadalupe, known as 'La Morena'.[18][19][20]

Established as a non-profit organization in 2011 and formally registered as a political party in 2014, it was led by three-time presidential candidate and current President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO),[21][22][23] until 12 December 2017, when he registered himself as a candidate for the party's nomination, and was succeeded by Yeidckol Polevnsky.[24][25]

For the 2018 general elections, it formed the coalition Juntos Haremos Historia (Together we will make history) along with the Labor Party and the Christian conservative Social Encounter Party. It won the presidency with 53% of the popular vote, and won a majority in both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies.

MORENA was part of the Juntos Hacemos Historia alliance for the 2021 legislative elections.