Falangist Movement of Spain

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Movimiento Falangista de España

Falangist Movement of Spain
LeaderLeoncio Calle Pila
FounderAntonio Jareño
Founded1979 (1979)
Merger ofFrente de Unificación Falangista de Aragón
Unidad Falangista de León
Unidad Falangista Montañesa
Headquarterscalle General Salinas, Santoña
IdeologyFalangism
National syndicalism
Spanish nationalism
Third position
Political positionFar-right
Colors             and     
Party flag
Bandera FE JONS.svg
MFE ballot for the general elections of 1982.

Movimiento Falangista de España (Spanish for "Falangist Movement of Spain", MFE) is a Spanish political party registered in 1979. The party considers itself heir of classic (previous to 1936/1937) falangism, openly rejecting Francoism.[1] originating from a split of the Círculos Doctrinarios José Antonio, led by Antonio Jareño. Currently the party only has activity in Cantabria.

History[edit]

The organization was formed in 1979, by several Falangist dissident organizations, especially former members of the Círculos Doctrinarios José Antonio (José Antonio Doctrine Circles) and some Spanish Independent Falange members. In the general elections of 1982 MFE gained 8,976 votes. In 1983 a section of the Youth Front joined the party. Since then the party has always achieved very poor election results, with some exceptions. The most notable of those exceptions is Santoña (Cantabria), where the party had 1 town councillor from 1999 to 2015, even participating in local governments with the People's Party and the Regionalist Party of Cantabria.[2] The party finally lost its councillor in the local elections of 2015.[3]

In 2006 the headquarters of the party were destroyed by an ETA bomb.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  • José Luis Rodríguez Jiménez; Reaccionarios y golpistas. La extrema derecha en España: del tardofranquismo a la consolidación de la democracia (1967-1982). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, 1994. ISBN 84-00-07442-4