The National Action Party or Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) is one of the main political parties in Mexico.
It spent more than 70 years in opposition, since all presidents during that period were from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). This changed on July 2, 2000, when Vicente Fox Quesada of the PAN won the presidential election.
The PAN occupies the center-right of Mexico's political spectrum, advocating free enterprise, reduced taxes and government interference, and reform of the welfare state, much like the United States Republican Party. Some hardline members of the PAN call for restrictions on abortion, homosexuality, and – in the most extreme cases – miniskirts and the public use of profanity.
The party is led by Luis Felipe Bravo Mena (2003).