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The Andalusian Party (Spanish: Partido Andalucista, PA) was an Andalusian nationalist-regionalist[1] centre-left political party from Andalusia (Spain), with an important presence in provinces such as Cádiz and Seville although in the past they have stood in other provinces and even won seats in Barcelona to the Parliament of Catalonia.[2]

Andalusian Party

Partido Andalucista
LeaderAntonio Jesús Ruiz
Founded1965
Dissolved2015
HeadquartersSeville, Seville Province, Andalusia
Youth wingAndalucista Youth
IdeologySocial democracy
Andalusian nationalism[1]
Regionalism[1]
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNo MEPs
ColorsGreen and White (Colours of the Flag of Andalusia).
Local Government
470 / 9,031
Parliament of Andalusia
0 / 109
Congress of Deputies
0 / 350
Spanish Senate
0 / 264
European Parliament
0 / 50
Party flag
Bandera partido andalucista.jpg
Website
www.partidoandalucista.org

The party was founded as the Socialist Alliance of Andalusia (Alianza Socialista de Andalucía) in 1965 by Alejandro Rojas-Marcos. In 1976 it took the name Socialist Party of Andalusia (Partido Socialista de Andalucía).[citation needed] In 1979 the name was changed to Socialist Party of Andalusia - Andalusian Party (PSA-Partido Andaluz).[citation needed] The PA party name was adopted in 1984. Its last Secretary-General was Antonio Jesús Ruiz.

A splinter group, led by former leader Pedro Pacheco, was formed in 2001, under the name Socialist Party of Andalusia (Partido Socialista de Andalucía), later rejoined back into Partido Andalucista.

Historically, the party had been strong in the capital city of Andalusia, Seville, as well as other big cities like Jerez de la Frontera or Algeciras, obtaining the cities' mayorship in several times in all three cities. At their 17th Congress on 12 September 2015, the party dissolved.[3]

IdeologyEdit

The Andalusian Party declared itself ideologically as an Andalusian, federalist and progressive nationalist political organization. Its main motivation is the extension and maintenance of Andalusian autonomy, fighting against a "conformist attitude" and defending the cultural identity of Andalusia.

The PA declared itself as a political organization that defended the interests of the Andalusian people and sought to obtain equality before other peoples of Spain. This means that from the PA they considered Andalusia as a nation with its own cultural identity, a condition that has been accommodated until today in article 2 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, and which was conquered as in no other Spanish territory, starting from the ratification of autonomy and the Statute in a referendum. Therefore, they defended this political and legal fact in those institutions and organizations in which they were present.

The PA also declared itself as a progressive organization, referring only to an option committed to an autonomous and sustainable socio-economic development of Andalusia, innovative and empowered to generate initiatives, and in this way, overcome the territorial and social imbalances within and dependency and inequality with respect to other peoples, rejecting the current role assigned to the autonomous community as a provider of resources and low-skilled labor.

The PA was called federalist, because it supported a model of political organization that surpassed the State of the Autonomies and that advanced towards a federal State in Spain.

It declared itself, finally, of the left, when it declared that there was an indisputable priority for the construction of a more just and egalitarian society, open and tolerant, peaceful and supportive, that guarantees the conservation of the cultural and natural heritage that identifies the community so that be enjoyed by the next generations, as well as a level and quality of life that allows maximum happiness and well-being to the Andalusian people.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Cunha, Carlos; Voerman, Gerrit (2007). "The Digitization of the West European Party Systems". In Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko; Mälkiä, Matti (eds.). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. 1. Idea Group. p. 394. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4.
  2. ^ Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Catalan Parliament - Results Lookup
  3. ^ "El Partido Andalucista pone fin a cuatro décadas de historia". Diario Sur (in Spanish). 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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