Founded in January, 1909, it held its general assembly on
January 22nd. Its leaders were:
Benito Juárez Maza
José Peón del Valle
Secretaries: Jesús Rueta
Rafael Zuarán Capmani
Carlos Trejo y Lerdo de Tejada
Undersecetraries: Abraham Castellanos
Manuel Castelazo y Fuentes
José G. Ortiz
Carlos Basave y del Castillo Negrete
Assistant treasurer: Mauricio
Its platform called for liberty in human affairs, abiding
by the Constitution of 1857, municipal autonomy, independence of the judiciary,
the reintroduction of the office of Vice President of the nation, and the
reelection of President General Porfirio Díaz. Some wanted to have
Benito Juárez Maza, son of the famous Liberal leader, named by
Díaz as the vice presidential candidate.
The party's significance lies in it accepting the
dictatorship of Díaz but trying to get in position to assume power when Díaz
died, which it thought would be soon since Díaz would be 80 years old in 1910.
Based on Juan López de Escalera, Diccionario Biográfico y de Historia de
México. México, Editorial del Magisterio, 1964, pp. 830.