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The Caballas Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Caballas, i.e., Mackerel Coallition) is a left-wing regionalist party in the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta in north Africa.

Caballas Coalition

Coalición Caballas
LeaderMohamed Alí
Founded2011
Merger ofSocialist Party of the People of Ceuta
Ceutan Democratic Union
IdeologyRegionalism
Interculturalism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationEquo[1]
ColorsGreen
Assembly of Ceuta
4 / 25
Website
http://www.caballasceuta.com/

HistoryEdit

The party formed for the 2011 election as a merger between the Ceutan Democratic Union (UDCE) and the Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC). The coalition won 4,404 votes (14.34%) in the 2011 elections, earning 4 of the 25 seats in the Ceuta Assembly, making it the second-largest party after the People's Party (PP).[2] The coalition aims for the official recognition of Moroccan Arabic in Ceuta.[3] The coalition, through its two member-parties, was endorsed with the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) until July 2013. The split came from differences of opinion over controversial comments towards women, made by a local Muslim cleric.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. Q. (24 May 2013). "Los ecosocialistas de Equo y Caballas ultiman la firma de un acuerdo de colaboración". El Faro de Ceuta. Archived from the original on 2013-10-07. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. ^ Muncipal election results, 2011/
  3. ^ Matés, P. (2012). Caballas propondrá en el próximo Pleno la creación de la Academia del Árabe Ceutí. Faro de Ceuta.
  4. ^ Testa, G. (2013). El PSOE rompe relaciones con Caballas, formación a la que acusa de estar aliada con el PP. Ceuta Al Día.