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Catalunya en Comú (English: "Catalonia in Common", CatComú), previously Un País en Comú (English: "A Country in Common") and collectively dubbed as Comuns (English: Commons),[2][3] is a political party who was planned to succeed the electoral alliances of Catalunya Sí que es Pot and En Comú Podem at a permanent basis.[4][5] The foundation of the party has been supported by Initiative for Catalonia Greens, United and Alternative Left, Barcelona en Comú and Equo. The founding manifesto was presented on 19 December 2016[6] and its first public event was held in Barcelona on 29 January 2017. Its spokesman is En Comú Podem's spokesperson in the Congress of Deputies, Xavier Domenech, with the new party being sponsored by mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau.[7]

Catalunya en Comú
National CoordinatorAda Colau
Founded19 December 2016 (announced)
8 April 2017
Merger ofBComú
ICV
EUiA
Equo
IdeologyEco-socialism
Alter-globalization
Left-wing populism
Political positionLeft-wing
Regional affiliationCatalunya en Comú–Podem
European parliament
1 / 54
Spanish seats
Congress of Deputies
4 / 47
Catalan seats
Senate
1 / 23
Catalan seats
Parliament of Catalonia
5 / 135
Mayors (2019-2023)[1]
16 / 946
Town councillors (2019-2023)
258 / 9,077
Website
catalunyaencomu.cat

It was proposed that the definitive name be Catalunya en Comú (Catalan for Catalonia in Common), En Comú Podem (In Common We Can), En Comú (In Common) or Comuns (Commons).[8] In the end, the chosen name was Catalunya en Comú.[9] It contested the 2017 Catalan regional election under the Catalunya en Comú–Podem label, in coalition with Podemos.

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  1. ^ Tugas, R. (2019). ERC creix a costa de JxCat i PSC: així han evolucionat les alcaldies en tres dècades. Nació Digital.
  2. ^ Pérez Oliva, Milagros (6 November 2016). "El nuevo espacio de Els Comuns". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ De Delàs, Marià (24 January 2017). "'Els Comuns' apuestan por una república catalana, sin precisar qué relación desean con el Estado español". Público (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ Agencia EFE (16 December 2016). "Un País en Comú, nombre provisional de la nueva formación de Ada Colau". El País (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  5. ^ Europa Press (19 December 2016). "Un País en Comú se constituirá en abril impulsado por 117 promotores, entre ellos Xavier Domènech". infoLibre (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  6. ^ Agencia EFE (19 December 2016). "Los 'comunes' buscan ser fuerza "ganadora" en su manifiesto fundacional". El Mundo (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ Sallés, Quico (29 January 2017). "Colau insta a los comunes a "no mirarse el ombligo" y superar las siglas". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  8. ^ Pascual, Roger (27 March 2017). "Domènech presenta su lista y Podem agudiza su fractura". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  9. ^ Agencia EFE (22 May 2017). "Catalunya en Comú, nombre definitivo del partido de Ada Colau". El La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 22 May 2017.