Euskal Herria Bildu

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Basque Country Gather
Euskal Herria Bildu
Leader Laura Mintegi
Founded 2012
Ideology Ezker abertzalea,
Basque nationalism,
Basque independence,
Left-wing nationalism
Political position Left-Wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Basque Parliament
21 / 75
Politics of Spain
Political parties

Euskal Herria Bildu (Basque Country Gather, 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.