Batzarre

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Batzarre
Leader Milagros Rubio
Founded 1987 (1987)
Ideology Communism, Socialism of the 21st century, Feminism, Antimilitarism, Ecologism, Moderate Basque nationalism
Parliament of Navarre (inside Izquierda-Ezkerra)
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Website
http://www.batzarre.org/
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Batzarre (English: Assembly) is a political party in Navarre, Spain. It has a branch in the Basque Autonomous Community known as Zutik. It bids to win the political space to the left of the Basque nationalists and the Spanish socialists, the latter eroded for their long-running collusion with the conservative UPN government. It formed in 29 January 2011 the coalition Izquierda-Ezkerra along with Izquierda Unida de Navarra (IUN) and local Socialist figures disillusioned with the party's regional alliances.

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It formed out of the merger of EMK and LKI, the Basque branch of LCR. It started as a list of candidates in 1987 for the Navarrese Parliament election. In 1991, the party was formally established. It supported Herri Batasuna several times, e.g. in the Spanish general election, 1989, and in the European Parliament election, 1987 and 1989. In 1998 was one of the members of Euskal Herritarrok, but left the coalition after ETA broke the 1998 truce.

In 2004, Batzarre was one of the founding parties of the coalition Nafarroa Bai (Yes to Navarre), who earned them a seat in the Parliament of Navarre, held by Ioseba Eceolaza. However, internal frictions paved the way to the 2011 break-up of the coalition, and the establishment of a new progressive coalition, Izquierda-Ezkerra.

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