We–Galician Candidacy

We–Galician Candidacy[2] (Galician: Nós–Candidatura Galega) was an electoral alliance of Galician nationalist parties formed ahead of the 2015 Spanish general election by the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), Galician Coalition (CG), Galicianist Party (PG), Communist Party of the Galician People (PCPG) and Galician Workers' Front (FOGA).[3][4] The alliance failed in securing parliamentary representation in the general election, leaving the BNG out of the Congress of Deputies for the first time in 20 years.[5]

We–Galician Candidacy

Nós–Candidatura Galega
Founded6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
Dissolved2016 (2016)
Ideology
Political positionLeft-wing
Website
www.polaunion.gal

HistoryEdit

The alliance had its roots in the "Initiative for the Union" citizen platform (Galician: Iniciativa pola Unión, IxU), which grouped the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), Galician Coalition (CG), Galicianist Party (PG), Communist Party of the Galician People (PCPG) and Galician Workers' Front (FOGA) around the common goal of contesting the 2015 Spanish general election under a joint candidacy comprising all Galician nationalist parties.[6][7] Negotiations with the parties coalescing around the similarly-purposed "Citizen Meeting for a Galician Tide" (Galician: Encontro Cidadán por unha Marea Galega) platform foundered,[8][9][10] and the parties within the IxU platform agreed to run on their own under the "We–Galician Candidacy" label.[11] The BNG agreed to renounce to its trademark and dilute it into a larger umbrella,[12] as well as giving up all media presence rights and economic support in favour of the alliance,[13] which it defended as "the only true choice" for a Galician-only candidacy.[14] Carlos Callón was selected as the candidacy's leading candidate, running in the A Coruña constituency,[15][16] with old members from CG and the PG also being included in the lists.[17]

After the negative results in the 2015 election, the BNG chose to recover its trademark ahead of the 2016 general election.[18][19] The PG and CG dropped out from the list,[20] and the alliance was rearranged as a supplement to the BNG,[21][22] but on 26 June it underperformed its previous 2015 result.[23] The alliance's structure was maintained ahead of the 2016 Galician regional election.[24]

On 27 January 2017, the FOGA was integrated as an internal current within the BNG.[25][26]

CompositionEdit

Party Notes
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)
Galician Workers' Front (FOGA)
Communist Party of the Galician People (PCPG)
Galicianist Party (PG) In the 2015 general election.
Galician Coalition (CG) In the 2015 general election.

Electoral performanceEdit

Cortes GeneralesEdit

NationwideEdit

Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate Leading candidate Status in legislature
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2015 70,863 0.28% 13th
0 / 350
 2[a]
0 / 208
 0[a] Carlos Callón No seats

Regional breakdownEdit

Cortes Generales
Election Galicia
Congress Senate
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2015 70,863 4.32% 5th
0 / 23
 2[a]
0 / 16
 0[a]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Compared to Galician Nationalist Bloc totals in the 1982 general election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (15 May 2020). Parties and Elections in Europe: Parliamentary Elections and Governments Since 1945, European Parliament Elections, Political Orientation and History of Parties. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 575. ISBN 9783750481343.
  3. ^ "Nós Candidatura Galega, la coalición encabezada por el BNG que dice ser "100% gallega"". 20 minutos (in Spanish). 1 December 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Elecciones generales 20 diciembre 2015. Coaliciones electorales de cuya constitución ha tomado conocimiento la Junta Electoral Central" (PDF). www.congreso.es (in Spanish). Congress of Deputies. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ M. P. R. (21 December 2015). "El BNG se queda fuera del Congreso por vez primera en 20 años". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  6. ^ "BNG y Fronte Obreira Galega impulsan en Vigo una candidatura para las elecciones generales". Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  7. ^ "El BNG apuesta por la "confluencia" y confirma que acudirá al próximo 'Encontro Cidadán por unha Marea Galega'" (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela: Europa Press. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  8. ^ Lombao, David (17 October 2015). "Siete partidos apuestan por confluir en torno a Marea Galega para las generales". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Iniciativa pola Unión convoca una reunión este sábado para quemar "el último cartucho" y lograr la candidatura de unidad". 20 minutos (in Spanish). Europa Press. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Sin acuerdo el "último cartucho" para la candidatura de confluencia" (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela: Europa Press. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Iniciativa pola Unión concurrirá a las generales como 'Nós Candidatura Galega' si no hay unidad". El Progreso (in Spanish). Agencias. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  12. ^ "EU y Bloque polemizan por la consideración de cuál es la candidatura gallega genuina". El Correo Gallego (in Spanish). 9 November 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Podemos, Anova y EU prevén registrar la coalición para Galicia sin cerrar la candidatura" (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela: Europa Press. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  14. ^ "El BNG defiende que la "única opción" para la candidatura gallega es la impulsada por IxU". 20 minutos (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  15. ^ Sampedro, Domingos (30 October 2015). "Carlos Callón da el paso para ser cabeza de lista de Nós-Candidatura Galega". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  16. ^ Carpio, José A. (24 November 2015). "Carlos Callón, un filólogo para llevar a Madrid un proyecto gallego 'feito na casa'" (in Spanish). RTVE. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  17. ^ Ascón, Miguel (4 November 2015). "Viejos dirigentes de Coalición Galega y el Partido Galeguista acompañarán al BNG el 20D". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Ourense. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  18. ^ "El BNG recupera sus siglas en las elecciones del 26-J y aspira a retornar al Congreso". La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  19. ^ "El BNG recupera sus siglas para el 26J con la esperanza de volver al Congreso". El Correo Gallego (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  20. ^ Ascón, Miguel (19 May 2016). "El BNG olvida sus "confluencias" y busca la inspiración en Allariz". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Ourense. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  21. ^ "La JEC valida las 12 coaliciones registradas para el 26J". La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Coaliciones electorales presentadas ante la Junta Electoral Central. Elecciones generales 2016" (PDF). www.congreso.es (in Spanish). Congress of Deputies. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  23. ^ "El BNG se desploma todavía más y solo sobrevive como segunda fuerza en el municipio de Moeche". La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). 29 June 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Coaliciones electorales válidamente constituidas ante la Junta Electoral de Galicia. Elecciones Autonómicas de 25 de septiembre 2016. BNG-Nós Candidatura Galega" (PDF). www.juntaelectoralcentral.es (in Spanish). Central Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  25. ^ Beramendi, Mario (27 January 2017). "Primera adhesión al BNG tras las bajas que inició Beiras". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Santiago de Compostela. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  26. ^ "BNG celebra la integración "lógica" de FOGA, y de 500 simpatizantes y 300 militantes" (in Spanish). Vigo: Europa Press. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2020.