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Euskal Herritarrok

Euskal Herritarrok (English: Basque Citizens, EH) was a Basque independentist and socialist political party in the Basque Country. EH was banned in 2003 by the Supreme Court of Spain on the grounds that it sympathized with ETA.[2]

Basque Citizens

Euskal Herritarrok
SpokespersonArnaldo Otegi
FoundedSeptember 1998 (1998-09)
Banned23 May 2003 (2003-05-23) (by the Supreme Court of Spain)
Merger ofHerri Batasuna
Batzarre (until 2000)
Zutik (until 2000)
[1]
Merged intoBatasuna
A minority faction formed the Aralar Party
Headquartersc/ Juan de Bilbao, nº 17, Donostia
IdeologyBasque nationalism
Socialism
Ezker abertzalea
Left-wing nationalism
Basque independence
Feminism
Ecologism
Revolutionary socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
Basque Parliament (1998-2001)
14 / 75
Parliament of Navarre (1999-2003)
8 / 55
European Parliament (1999-2004)
1 / 64
Town councillors (1999-2003)
890 / 4,635

HistoryEdit

In February 2000, Batzarre and Zutik left EH after the rupture of the ETA 1998-2000 truce, due to the absence of any condemnation of that fact by EH. In June 2000 a sector of Herri Batasuna also decided to split and form the Aralar Party, that openly and fully rejected ETA and its rupture of the truce.[3]

Election resultsEdit

Election
Votes
%
Seats
1998 Basque parliamentary election 224,001 17.91 14 MPs
1999 Navarrese parliamentary election 47,271 15,58 8 MPs
1999 Spanish municipal elections 272,446 1.28 890 councillors
1999 European Parliament election in Spain 306,923 1.45 1 MEPa
Elections to the Juntas Generales of the Basque Country, 1999 228,528 20.04 29 junteros
2001 Basque parliamentary election 143,139 10.12 7 MPs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Santaren, Enrique (3 September 1998). "HB deja sus siglas y se integra en una amplia plataforma electoral". El Mundo (in Spanish). Bilbao. Archived from the original on 25 June 2001. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ Europa Press (29 March 2003). "El Supremo cree que ilegalizar Batasuna protege la democracia porque 'es complemento de ETA'". El Mundo (in Spanish). Madrid: Mundinteractivos, S.A. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Muez, Mikel (7 October 2001). "Las 'tres caras' de la izquierda 'abertzale' en Navarra". El País (in Spanish). Pamplona: Prisa. Retrieved 17 May 2019.