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Equo (also referred to as EQUO, and formerly Q or eQuo) is a Spanish political party founded on 4 June 2011, when 35 different Spanish green parties agreed to merge into Equo. It began as a foundation on 24 September 2010 with the goal of becoming "the seed and source of debate about political ecology and social equity, originating a sociopolitical movement".[9]

Equo
SpokespersonLoïc Alejandro
Founded4 June 2011
Preceded by
HeadquartersCalle Jiloca, 4
28016 Madrid
Youth wingRed EQUO Joven
Membership (2019)4,337[1]
IdeologyGreen politics[2]
Eco-socialism[3][4]
Ecofeminism[5]
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationUnidas Podemos (2016–2019)
Más País (2019–present)
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
European Parliament groupGreens–European Free Alliance
Colors     Green
Congress of Deputies
1 / 350
Inside Unidas Podemos[6]
European Parliament (Spanish seats)
0 / 54
Regional parliaments
6 / 1,278
[7][8]
Local Government
76 / 67,611
Website
www.partidoequo.es

The first election it contested was the 2011 Spanish general election, obtaining 216,748 votes (0.9%), making it the 9th most supported party.[10] The party was fifth in Madrid,[11] achieving representation thanks to the Valencian coalition Compromís-Q, in which Equo participated.[12]

At the national elections of 20 December 2015 Equo joined the list of Podemos. This resulted in seats for three Equo candidates: Juantxo López de Uralde, Rosa Martínez and Jorge Luis Bail.[13]

Electoral performanceEdit

Cortes GeneralesEdit

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2011 216,748 0.9% N/A 9th
2015 5,212,711 20.7% N/A  3 Opposition *
2016 5,087,538 21.2% N/A  0 Opposition **
2019 3,732,929 14.3% N/A  2 TBD **
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2011 13th
2015  0 *
2016  0 **
2019  0 **

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Equo irá con Compromís a las europeas y un sector de la dirección plantea ir a los tribunales". 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ European Spring (PE). The Democratic Society. Published 20 May 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ APPENDIX A3 Archived 13 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine. European Social Survey. Political parties, ESS7 - 2014 ed. 3.0. p.35. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "¿Qué es el ecofeminismo?". EQUO. 8 March 2016.
  6. ^ País, Ediciones El (21 December 2015). "Los otros escenarios del 20D: de la caída de Bildu al auge del Pacma". elpais.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ "EQUO pasa de 23 a 90 concejales y está presente en 14 capitales de provincia". eldiario.es. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ Juan Ponce and Cristina Rodríguez Armigen, elected as part of Greens Equo of the Valencian Country/Compromís in the Corts Valencianes.
    David Abril, elected as part of Més per Mallorca in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands.
    Alejandro Sánchez Pérez, elected as part of Podemos in the Assembly of Madrid.
    Carmen Molina elected as part of Podemos in the Parliament of Andalusia.
    José Ramón Becerra elected as part of Elkarrekin Podemos in the Basque Parliament.
  9. ^ "Who are we?" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011..
  10. ^ "Results of the 2011 Spanish general election" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Results for the 2011 Spanish general election in the Community of Madrid" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Equo entra en el Congreso, pero solo de la mano de Compromís" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  13. ^ "EQUO entra en el Congreso con 3 escaños". partidoequo.es. Retrieved 15 October 2016.