Euskal Herria Bildu

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For the political coalition that participated in the 2011 local elections, see Bildu.
Basque Country Unite
Leader Laura Mintegi
Founded 2012
Ideology Ezker abertzalea
Democratic socialism
Participatory democracy
Internationalism
Basque independence
Basque nationalism (Left-wing nationalism)
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation European United Left–Nordic Green Left
Basque Parliament
21 / 75
Senate
1 / 265
European Parliament
1 / 54
Website
www.ehbildu.eus
Politics of Spain
Political parties
Elections

Euskal Herria Bildu (Basque Country Unite, EHB) is a left-wing, Basque nationalist and separatist political coalition from the Basque Country and Navarre in Spain.

EHB was officially launched on 10 June 2012 in San Sebastián by five founding components: Eusko Alkartasuna, Aralar, Alternatiba, Sortu, and independents of ezker abertzalea (groups and independent individuals from the Basque leftist-nationalist milieu, most of whom had been members of Batasuna), all of whom had been previously members of the Amaiur coalition.[1][2] On 3 July 2012 Laura Mintegi was chosen as candidate for Lehendakari in the 2012 Basque parliamentary election.[3] Mintegi, a professor at the University of the Basque Country, formerly stood as a candidate for Herri Batasuna.[4]

2012 Basque Parliament Elections[edit]

The election for the Basque Parliament that took place on 21 October 2012 saw EH Bildu take second place behind the more established EAJ-PNV.[5] The coalition party won 21 out of 75 seats with 25% of the popular vote. No single party won a majority in this election.

Electoral history[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

Election year Party European Parliament
# of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 EH Bildu 326,464 2.08
1 / 54

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