Euskal Herritarrok

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Basque Citizens
Euskal Herritarrok
Spokesperson Arnaldo Otegi
Founded September 1998 (1998-09)
Dissolved 23 May 2003 (2003-05-23) (banned by the Supreme Court of Spain)[1]
Merger of Herri Batasuna
Batzarre (until 2000)
Zutik (until 2000)
[2]
Merged into Batasuna
A minority faction formed the Aralar Party
Headquarters c/ Juan de Bilbao, nº 17, Donostia
Ideology Basque nationalism
Socialism
Ezker abertzalea
Left-wing Nationalism
Basque independence
Feminism
Ecologism
Revolutionary socialism
Political position Radical left
Basque Parliament (1998-2001)
14 / 75
Parliament of Navarre (1999-2003)
8 / 55
European Parliament (1999-2004)
1 / 64
Town councillors (1999-2003)
890 / 4,635

Herri Batasuna (English: Basque Citizens, EH) was a Basque independentist and socialist political party in the Basque Country. EH was banned in 2003 on the grounds that it sympathized with ETA.

History[edit]

In February 2000, Batzarre and Zutik left EH after the rupture of the ETA 1998-2000 truce, due to the absence of any condemnation of that fact by EH. In June 2000 a sector of Herri Batasuna also decided to split and form the Aralar Party, that openly and fully rejected ETA and its rupture of the truce.[3]

Election results[edit]

Election
Votes
%
Seats
Basque parliamentary election, 1998 224,001 17.91 14 MPs
Navarrese parliamentary election, 1999 47.271 15,58 8 MPs
Spanish municipal elections, 1999 272,446 1.28 890 councillors
European Parliament election, 1999 (Spain) 306,923 1.45 1 MEPa
Elections to the Juntas Generales of the Basque Country, 1999 228,528 20.04 29 junteros
Basque parliamentary election, 2001 143,139 10.12 7 MPs

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