United People Alliance

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United People Alliance
Aliança Povo Unido
Leader Álvaro Cunhal
Founded 14 April 1978
Dissolved 1987
Preceded by Electoral Front United People
Succeeded by Democratic Unity Coalition
Ideology Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Green politics
Eco-socialism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Portuguese Communist Party
Portuguese Democratic Movement
Ecologist Party "The Greens"

The United People Alliance (Portuguese: Aliança Povo Unido or APU), was an electoral and political coalition between the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) and the Portuguese Democratic Movement (MDP-CDE). After 1983, the Ecologist Party "The Greens" also joined.

The coalition was formed for the first time in 1978 in order to run to the Portuguese parliamentary election and split up after the breakaway and implosion of the MDP-CDE in 1987. After that, the PCP started to ran in coalition with the Ecologist Party "The Greens" in the Democratic Unity Coalition.

Electoral scores achieved by APU[edit]

Electoral Results of APU
(type links to election page)
Year Type of Election Voting  % of Voting Mandates
1979
Legislative
1,121,374
19.0%
47 / 250
1979
Local
1,021,486
20.5%
316 / 1,900
1980
Legislative
1,000,975
17.0%
41 / 250
1982
Local
1,061,492
20.7%
316 / 1,909
1983
Legislative
1,024,475
18.2%
44 / 250
1985
Legislative
893,216
15.6%
38 / 250
1985
Local
942,147
19.4%
303 / 1,975