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Spokesperson Rosa Martínez and Juan López de Uralde
Founded 4 June 2011
Preceded by
Headquarters Calle Jiloca, 4
28016 Madrid
Youth wing Red EQUO Joven
European affiliation European Green Party (member) [1]
International affiliation Global Greens (member)
European Parliament group
1 / 56
Colors Any, but specially green
Local Government
104 / 67,611
European Parliament
1 / 54
(in the coalition European Spring)
Regional parliaments
5 / 1,278
Congress of Deputies
3 / 350
Inside Podemos[3]
Politics of Spain
Political parties

Equo (also spelled Q, or eQuo) is a Spanish political party founded on 4 June 2011. 35 different Spanish green parties decided to merge into EQUO, making it a historical date for Spanish green politics, an ideology that had always been divided into many parties in Spain. It began as a foundation on 24 September 2010 having as a goal becoming "the seed and source of debate about political ecology and social equity, originating a sociopolitical movement".[4]

The first election it contested was the Spanish general election, 2011, obtaining 915,776 votes (1.9%), making it the 7th most supported party,[5] and the fifth in Madrid,[6] with representation thanks to the Valencian coalition Compromís-Q, in which EQUO participated.[7]

In Catalonia, EQUO is represented by Initiative for Catalonia Greens due to an agreement of mutual association.[8]

At the national elections of 20 December 2015 EQUO participated in the list of Podemos. This resulted in seats for three candidates of EQUO: Juantxo López de Uralde, Rosa Martínez and Jorge Luis Bail.[9]

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