Equo

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EQUO
EQUO
Spokesperson Juan López de Uralde and Reyes Montiel
Founded 4 June 2011
Preceded by
Headquarters Calle Jiloca, 4
28016 Madrid
Youth wing Red EQUO Joven
International affiliation Global Greens (observer)
European affiliation European Green Party (member) [1]
Colors Any, but specially green
Local Government
21 / 68,230
European Parliament
1 / 54
(in the coalition European Spring)
Website
www.partidoequo.es

Equo (also spelled EQUO, or eQuo) is a Spanish political party founded on 4 June 2011. 35 different Spanish green parties decided to merge into EQUO, making it a historical date for Spanish green politics, an ideology that had always been divided into many parties in Spain. It began as a foundation on 24 September 2010 having as a goal becoming "the seed and source of debate about political ecology and social equity, originating a sociopolitical movement".[2]

The first election it contested was the Spanish general election, 2011, obtaning 215,776 votes (0.9%), making it the 9th most supported party,[3] and the fifth in Madrid,[4] with representation thanks to the Valencian coalition Compromís-Q, in which EQUO participated.[5]

In Catalonia, EQUO is represented by Initiative for Catalonia Greens due to an agreement of mutual association.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EQUO join European Green family", retrieved on 12th May 2013.
  2. ^ "Who are we?" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. .
  3. ^ "Results of the 2011 Spanish general election" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. .
  4. ^ "Results for the 2011 Spanish general election in the Community of Madrid" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. .
  5. ^ "Equo goes in the Congress, but only thanks to Compromís" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 December 2012. .
  6. ^ "EQUO - ICV Agreement of Association and Protocol of Relations" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 December 2012. .