Nafarroa Bai (Basque: Navarre Yes) was a Navarrese coalition in Spain of Basque nationalist and regional left-wing parties created in 2003 for the 2004 Spanish General election.

Nafarroa Bai

Nafarroa Bai
Leadercollective leadership
Founded2003
Dissolved2011
HeadquartersPlaza del Castillo 32 1º izq., Pamplona[1]
IdeologyBasque nationalism
Separatism[2]
Progressivism
Political positionCentre to left-wing
ColoursRed, White, Black
Website
www.nafarroabai.org

HistoryEdit

The coalition comprised Aralar, the Basque Nationalist Party, Eusko Alkartasuna (Basque Solidarity), Batzarre, and local independents, but not the outlawed Basque nationalists of Batasuna or Accion Nacionalista Vasca (ANV), traditionally the Basque nationalist party in Navarre with strongest support, for its stance on ETA's violence.

All these parties usually ran by themselves competing with each other at elections held in the neighbouring autonomous community of the Basque country but agreed to run together in Navarre. Basque nationalism does not hold a majority there, and the move was aimed at optimizing the Basque nationalist electoral results in Navarre. The coalition came up third and won a seat in the Spanish Parliament in 2004, gaining 18.4% of the votes cast in Navarre.

In 2007 the coalition became the second largest political force in Navarre's autonomous parliament, virtually tied with the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSN–PSOE) by obtaining 23.7% of the votes cast and 12 seats.[3] Five of the seats belonged to Aralar, four to EA and one for each the PNV and Batzarre, another one is independent.

Its most significant politicians were Patxi Zabaleta (Aralar), Maiorga Ramírez (Eusko Alkartasuna) and Uxue Barkos, a respected journalist who had worked for the Basque Television. She was the coalition's only MP in the Spanish Parliament.

In the 2008 Spanish General Election, Nafarroa Bai repeated the results of 2004 (18.5%), again coming up third in the autonomous community and repeating its only seat in the Spanish Parliament.

By 2011, new parties and coalitions jumped onto the political scene on the eve of the votation campaign after tribunals in Madrid decided on their legalization. The coalition then broke up when Eusko Alkartasuna and Aralar left it, and the leftovers of the coalition revamped as Geroa Bai, this time participated only by PNV and other minor groups, and led by Uxue Barkos.

CompositionEdit

Party
Basque Solidarity (EA)
Aralar (Aralar)
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Assembly (Batzarre)

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of NavarreEdit

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2007 77,872 23.6% +5.8  4 Opposition 2nd
2011 49,827 15.4% –8.2  4 Opposition 3rd

Cortes GeneralesEdit

NavarreEdit

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2004 61,045 18.0% +11.1  1 Opposition 3rd
2008 62,398 18.4% +0.4  0 Opposition 3rd
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2004  0 3rd
2008  0 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nafarroabai.org/es/contacto/contacto.htm
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Navarre/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ Elecciones al Parlamento de Navarra

External linksEdit