United and Alternative Left

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United and Alternative Left
Esquerra Unida i Alternativa
General Secretary Joan Josep Nuet
Founded 1998 (1998)
Merger of Communists of Catalonia
Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia
Revolutionary Workers' Party
Headquarters C/Doctor Aiguader,10
08003 Barcelona
Ideology Communism
Marxism
Ecologism
Catalan self-determination
Republicanism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Catalunya en Comú
En Comú Podem
United Left
Plural Left
Unidos Podemos
European affiliation Party of the European Left
European Anti-Capitalist Left
International affiliation None
European Parliament group GUE/NGL
Colours      Crimson
Parliament of Catalonia
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Congress of Deputies
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Inside En Comú Podem
Website
www.euia.cat

United and Alternative Left (Catalan: Esquerra Unida i Alternativa, EUiA) is a political party from Catalonia, Spain. EUiA has 4000 members and it is the Catalan correspondent of the Spain-wide United Left (Izquierda Unida).

Annual EUiA dinner party, 2007

It was formed in 1998 as a schism from Iniciativa per Catalunya (IpC). It comprises an alliance of Party of the Communists of Catalonia, Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, POR, PRT-IR, PASOC, CEA and CLI. After competing in a series of elections with their former colleagues at Iniciativa, the two parties agreed to run together as an electoral coalition. Currently, 2 out of the 12 MPs at the regional Parliament of Catalonia adscribed to the IpC-EUiA group are members of this latter party.

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia[edit]

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 44,454 1.4% N/A 6th
2003 241,163 7.3% +5.9 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Government *
2006 282,693 9.5% +2.2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Government *
2010 230,824 7.4% –2.1 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 Opposition *
2012 359,705 9.9% +2.5 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Opposition *
2015 367,613 8.9% –1.0 Red Arrow Down.svg2 Opposition **
2017 326,360 7.5% –1.4 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 TBD ***

Cortes Generales[edit]

Catalonia[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2000 75,019 2.2% 6th
2004 234,790 5.8% +3.6 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 *
2008 183,338 4.9% –0.9 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 *
2011 280,152 8.1% +3.2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 *
2015 929,880 24.7% +16.6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 **
2016 853,102 24.5% –0.2 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2000 4th
2004 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 ***
2008 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 ***
2011 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 ***
2015 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **
2016 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **

European Parliament[edit]

Spain
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 1,221,565 5.8% *
2004 643,136 4.1% –1.7 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 *
2009 588,241 3.7% –0.4 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **
2014 1,575,308 10.0% +6.3 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 ***
 
Catalonia
Date Votes Size
# % ±pp
1999 58,977 2.0% 6th
2004 151,871 7.2% +5.2 ****
2009 119,755 6.1% –1.1 ****
2014 259,152 10.3% +4.2 ****

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