United and Alternative Left

United and Alternative Left (Catalan: Esquerra Unida i Alternativa, EUiA) is a political party in Catalonia, Spain. EUiA has 4000 members and it is the Catalan correspondent of the Spain-wide United Left (IU).

United and Alternative Left

Esquerra Unida i Alternativa
General SecretaryJoan Josep Nuet
Founded1998 (1998)
Merger ofCommunists of Catalonia
Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia
Revolutionary Workers' Party
HeadquartersC/Doctor Aiguader,10
08003 Barcelona
IdeologySocialism[1]
Communism[1]
Marxism
Ecologism
Catalan self-determination
Republicanism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationCatalunya en Comú
En Comú Podem
United Left
Plural Left
Unidos Podemos
European affiliationParty of the European Left
European Anti-Capitalist Left
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupGUE/NGL
Colours     Crimson
Parliament of Catalonia
1 / 135
Inside Catalunya en Comú–Podem
Congress of Deputies
2 / 47
Inside En Comú Podem
Website
www.euia.cat
Annual EUiA dinner party, 2007

It was formed in 1998 as a schism from Iniciativa per Catalunya (IpC). It comprises an alliance of Party of the Communists of Catalonia, Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, POR, PRT-IR, PASOC, CEA and CLI. After competing in a series of elections with their former colleagues at Iniciativa, the two parties agreed to run together as an electoral coalition. Currently, 2 out of the 12 MPs at the regional Parliament of Catalonia ascribed to the IpC-EUiA group are members of this latter party.

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of CataloniaEdit

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 44,454 1.4% N/A 6th
2003 241,163 7.3% +5.9  1 Government *
2006 282,693 9.5% +2.2  1 Government *
2010 230,824 7.4% –2.1  0 Opposition *
2012 359,705 9.9% +2.5  1 Opposition *
2015 367,613 8.9% –1.0  2 Opposition **
2017 326,360 7.5% –1.4  0 Opposition ***

Cortes GeneralesEdit

CataloniaEdit

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2000 75,019 2.2% 6th
2004 234,790 5.8% +3.6  0 *
2008 183,338 4.9% –0.9  0 *
2011 280,152 8.1% +3.2  1 *
2015 929,880 24.7% +16.6  1 **
2016 853,102 24.5% –0.2  0 **
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2000 4th
2004  0 ***
2008  0 ***
2011  0 ***
2015  0 **
2016  0 **

European ParliamentEdit

Spain
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 1,221,565 5.8% *
2004 643,136 4.1% –1.7  0 *
2009 588,241 3.7% –0.4  0 **
2014 1,575,308 10.0% +6.3  0 ***
 
Catalonia
Date Votes Size
# % ±pp
1999 58,977 2.0% 6th
2004 151,871 7.2% +5.2 ****
2009 119,755 6.1% –1.1 ****
2014 259,152 10.3% +4.2 ****

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

External linksEdit