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Left Movement (Catalan: Moviment d'Esquerres, MES) is a social-democratic, pro-independence political party in Catalonia.[1] Its founders include Marina Geli. The party was founded in November 2014 by former members of the Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC) who were dissatisfied with what they saw as the party's lack of support for the independence movement.[2] The new party joined the Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) pro-independence alliance for the parliamentary elections of September 2015.[3] Since 2017, MES has been a member of the Republican Left of Catalonia-Catalonia Yes alliance.

Left Movement

Moviment d'Esquerres
LeaderMarina Geli
Ernest Maragall i Mira
Founded24 January 2015
Split fromSocialists' Party of Catalonia
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Catalan independence[1]
Democratic socialism[citation needed]
Political positionCentre-left
Regional affiliationRepublican Left of Catalonia–Catalonia Yes
Parliament of Catalonia
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European Parliament (Spanish seats)[a]
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  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Neix Moviment d'Esquerres, partit del socialisme sobiranista (in Catalan)". VilaWeb. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Moviment d'Esquerres donarà suport a Junts pel Sí (in Catalan)". Televisio 3. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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