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Popular Unity (Spanish: Unidad Popular) was a political and electoral alliance in Spain. The alliance was organized in 2015 to contest the 2015 general election and integrates the United Left. Alberto Garzón was its lead candidate.[3][4] In the 2015 election, it won two seats in the 350 seat Congress of Deputies.[5]

Popular Unity

Unidad Popular
AbbreviationIU–UPeC
CandidateAlberto Garzón
Founded22 October 2015
Dissolved9 May 2016
Merger ofIU
CHA
Batzarre
CLI–AS
IzCa
IAS
Segoviemos
Succeeded byUnidos Podemos
IdeologySocialism
Republicanism
Feminism
Anti-capitalism[1][2]
Political positionLeft-wing
Website
unidadpopular.es

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CompositionEdit

Party Scope
United Left (IU)
Popular Unity in Common (UPeC)
Aragonese Union (CHA) Aragon
Asturian Left (IAS) Asturias
Left (I–E) Navarre
Building the Left–Socialist Alternative (CLI–AS)
Segoviemos (Segoviemos) Segovia
Castilian Left (IzCa) Valladolid

Electoral performanceEdit

Congress of DeputiesEdit

Congress of Deputies
Election Seats Vote % Status Leader
2015
2 / 350
926,783 (#5) 3.68 Opposition Alberto Garzón

SenateEdit

Senate
Election Seats Leader
2015
0 / 208
Alberto Garzón

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El líder de Izquierda Unida concede a Vozpópuli una entrevista en la que habla de asuntos que van desde el marxismo hasta cómo se ha vivido, filas adentro, el durísimo año que ha enfrentado su partido ante la irrupción de Pablo Iglesias y los suyos; la partida de Tania Sánchez; los casos internos de corrupción y el descalabro electoral.
  2. ^ Las diez propuestas de Alberto Garzón como candidato por Ahora en Común. infolibre.es Sabela Rodríguez Álvarez, 14/10/2015
  3. ^ "Alberto Garzón's candidacy already has a name: Popular Unity" (in Spanish). El Diario. 2015-10-22.
  4. ^ "Garzón will almost unanimously be Popular Unity's candidate" (in Spanish). Público. 2015-10-28.
  5. ^ "Royal Decree 977/2015, of 26 October, of dissolution of the Congress of Deputies and Senate and of the calling of elections" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (257): 100784–100786. 27 October 2015. ISSN 0212-033X.