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Junts per Catalunya (English: "Together for Catalonia", JxCat, also JuntsxCat) is a political party in Catalonia centered around former President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont. It was initially formed as an electoral alliance of the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), successor of the now defunct Democratic Convergence of Catalonia, and independents to contest the 2017 Catalan regional election.[6][7]

Junts per Catalunya
AbbreviationJxCat
LeaderCarles Puigdemont
Founded13 November 2017 (alliance)
11 July 2018 (party)
Merger ofPDeCAT/CDC[a]
CNxR
IdeologyLiberalism[3]
Catalan nationalism[4]
Catalan independence[3][4]
Colors     Pink
European Parliament
2 / 54
Congress of Deputies (Catalan seats)
7 / 47
Spanish senate (Catalan seats)
4 / 23
Parliament of Catalonia
34 / 135
Mayors (2019-2023)[5]
369 / 947
Local government (2019-2023)
2,798 / 9,077
Website
juntspercatalunya.cat

The PDeCAT would provide the core of the platform, but it was to be structured as Puigdemont's personal list composed of figures from the civil society instead of a party list.[8][9][10] This came upon Puigdemont's rejection to lead a PDeCAT-only list into the 21 December election, instead favouring a "country list" after both Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) rejected a new Junts pel Sí coalition.[11]

In July 2018 the platform was formally registered as a political party in the Interior Ministry register.[12]

The party was reformatted into an electoral alliance under the Junts per Catalunya–Junts label (English: "Together for Catalonia–Together") ahead of the 2019 Spanish general election.[13][14][15]

Contents

CompositionEdit

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of CataloniaEdit

Parliament of Catalonia
Election Vote % Score Seats +/– Leader Status
2017 948,233 21.7 2nd
34 / 135
 3 Carles Puigdemont Government

Cortes GeneralesEdit

Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate Status
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
2019 497,638 1.9 7th
7 / 350
 1
2 / 208
 0 Opposition
Election Catalonia
Congress Senate
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
2019 497,638 12.1 4th
7 / 48
 1
2 / 16
 0

European ParliamentEdit

European Parliament
Election Vote % Score Seats +/–
2019 1,025,411 4.6 7th
2 / 54
 1

SymbolsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b CDC's brand was registered within the alliance in order to allow its successor party, PDeCAT, to be guaranteed the public funding corresponding to CDC for the campaign.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C3. Coalición electoral "Junts per Catalunya"". Junta Electoral Central.
  2. ^ Lamelas, Marcos (24 November 2017). "El PDeCAT va el 21-D en coalición consigo mismo para cobrar las subvenciones de CDC". El Confidencial (in Spanish).
  3. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Puigdemont to head 'Together for Catalonia'". Catalan News. 13 November 2017.
  5. ^ Los pactos certifican el auge de ERC y PSC y la caída neoconvergente. El País, 16/06/2019.
  6. ^ "Junts per Catalunya, la llista del PDECat que liderarà Puigdemont". VilaWeb (in Catalan). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Puigdemont encabezará una lista el 21-D bajo el nombre de 'Junts per Catalunya'". El Mundo (in Spanish). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Junts per Catalunya, la marca con la que Puigdemont quiere plantar cara a ERC". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 12 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  9. ^ "La lista de Puigdemont será Junts per Catalunya". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  10. ^ "La lista de Puigdemont se llamará Junts per Catalunya". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Puigdemont ofrece a Rovira la 'lista país' y renuncia a las siglas "corruptas" de PDeCAT". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 12 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Registro de Partidos Políticos". servicio.mir.es (in Spanish). Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  13. ^ "La Crida avala que Jordi Sànchez se presente con Junts Per Catalunya en las elecciones generales". El Mundo (in Spanish). 9 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Sànchez lidera la lista de JxCat por Barcelona al Congreso con Borràs, Nogueras y Tremosa". Europa Press (in Spanish). 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Se presentan nueve coaliciones ante la Junta Electoral Central para concurrir a las generales del 28 de abril". RTVE (in Spanish). 16 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.