National Democracy (Spain)

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National Democracy

Democracia Nacional
LeaderManuel Canduela Serrano
Founded1995
Youth wingDemocracia Nacional Joven
IdeologySpanish nationalism
Spanish unionism
Neo-Nazism[1]
Social conservatism
Hard euroscepticism
Anti-globalism
Souverainism
Political positionFar-right
European affiliationAlliance for Peace and Freedom
Local
Government
1 / 68,230
Website
democracianacional.org

National Democracy (Spanish: Democracia Nacional, DN) is a far-right[2] political party in Spain, founded in 1995. It is modelled on the Front National (FN) of France, and grew indirectly out of several defunct parties like the Spanish Circle of Friends of Europe (CEDADE) group and Juntas Españolas. Its leader is Manuel Canduela Serrano, a former member of Acción Radical, a group active in the Valencian Community. He was also a vocalist in the so-called "identity" rock group Division 250.[3]

In the 2004 general election, the party got 15,180 votes throughout Spain, amounting to 0.06% of the total vote. In the 2008 general election, it got 12,588 votes, amounting to 0.05% of the vote. That dropped to 0.01% of the vote in the 2011 general election, with 1,876 votes.

In 2007 the party gained three town councillors: two in Tardajos and one in Herradón de Pinares. In Tardajos it governed with the People's Party. In the 2011 local elections one town councillor was elected under the DN banner in Tardajos. In the 2015 local elections DN lost the seat in Tardajos but gained a new town councillor at Cuenca de Campos.

Elections results[edit]

Congress of Deputies and Senate[edit]

Election Congress of Deputies Senate Rank Government Leader
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/− Seats won +/−
2000 9,562 0.04% Increase
0 / 470
±0 N/A N/A #33 No seats Manuel Canduela Serrano
2004 15,180 0.06% Increase
0 / 470
±0 N/A N/A #27 No seats Manuel Canduela Serrano
2008 12,836 0.05% Decrease0.01
0 / 472
Increase0 N/A N/A #29 No seats Manuel Canduela Serrano
2011 1,867 0.01% Decrease0.4
0 / 473
Increase0 N/A N/A #38 No seats Manuel Canduela Serrano
2015 1,704 0.01% -
0 / 350
Increase0
0 / 207
Increase0 #35 No seats Manuel Canduela Serrano

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of total votes % of overall vote # of seats won Rank
1999[4] 8,053 Increase 0.04% Increase
0 / 12
31 Increase
2004[4] 6,314 Decrease 0.04% Increase
0 / 12
17 Increase
2009[4] 9,950 Increase 0.06% Increase
0 / 12
20 Increase
2014[4] 13,079 Increase 0.08% Increase
0 / 12
27 Increase

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Büttner, Frauke (2011). "Right-wing extremism in Spain: Between parliamentary right-wing extremism in Spain: Between parliamentary insignificance, far-right populism and racist violence". Is Europe on the "right" path: Right-wing extremism and right-wing populism in Europe (pdf). (coordinado por Nora Langenbacher y Britta Schellenberg). p. 185. ISBN 978-3-86872-617-6.
  2. ^ Romero, Juanma Los 10.000 hijos de la ultraderecha 18 November 2007 Público, 54 http://www.publico.es/estaticos/pdf/18112007.pdf[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c d Cite error: The named reference autogenerated3 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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