Equo

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EQUO
EQUO
Spokesperson Rosa Martínez
Juan López de Uralde
Founded 4 June 2011
Preceded by
Headquarters Calle Jiloca, 4
28016 Madrid
Youth wing Red EQUO Joven
Membership  (2016) 3,394[1]
Ideology Green politics
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Unidos Podemos
European affiliation European Green Party (candidate member) [2]
International affiliation Global Greens (member)
European Parliament group Greens–European Free Alliance
Colors Green #0BDA51
Congress of Deputies
3 / 350
Inside Unidos Podemos[3]
European Parliament (Spanish seats)
1 / 54
In the coalition European Spring
Regional parliaments
6 / 1,278
[4][5]
Local Government
104 / 67,611
Website
www.partidoequo.es

Equo (also spelled Q, or eQuo) is a Spanish political party founded on 4 June 2011, when 35 different Spanish green parties agreed to merge into EQUO. It began as a foundation on 24 September 2010 with the goal of becoming "the seed and source of debate about political ecology and social equity, originating a sociopolitical movement".[6]

The first election it contested was the Spanish general election, 2011, obtaining 915,776 votes (1.9%), making it the 7th most supported party.[7] The party was fifth in Madrid,[8] achieving representation thanks to the Valencian coalition Compromís-Q, in which EQUO participated.[9]

In Catalonia, the European Green Party is represented by the Initiative for Catalonia Greens.

At the national elections of 20 December 2015 EQUO joined the list of Podemos. This resulted in seats for three EQUO candidates: Juantxo López de Uralde, Rosa Martínez and Jorge Luis Bail.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Equo (2016-05-10). "Equo will contest the 26-J election in coalition with Podemos and United Left" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  2. ^ "EQUO join European Green family", retrieved on 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ País, Ediciones El (21 December 2015). "Los otros escenarios del 20D: de la caída de Bildu al auge del Pacma". elpais.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "EQUO pasa de 23 a 90 concejales y está presente en 14 capitales de provincia". eldiario.es. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Juan Ponce and Cristina Rodríguez Armigen, elected as part of Greens Equo of the Valencian Country/Compromís in the Corts Valencianes.
    David Abril, elected as part of More for Majorca in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands.
    Alejandro Sánchez Pérez, elected as part of Podemos in the Assembly of Madrid.
    Carmen Molina elected as part of Podemos in the Parliament of Andalusia.
    José Ramón Becerra elected as part of Elkarrekin Podemos in the Basque Parliament.
  6. ^ "Who are we?" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. .
  7. ^ "Results of the 2011 Spanish general election" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Results for the 2011 Spanish general election in the Community of Madrid" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Equo goes in the Congress, but only thanks to Compromís" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "EQUO entra en el Congreso con 3 escaños". partidoequo.es. Retrieved 15 October 2016.