Popular Unity Candidacy–Constituent Call

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Popular Unity Candidacy–Constituent Call
Candidatura d'Unitat Popular–Crida Constituent
Candidate Carles Riera
Founded 2015
Merger of Popular Unity Candidacy
Headquarters Barcelona
Ideology Anti-capitalism
Socialism
Catalan independence
Left-wing nationalism
Pancatalanism[1][2]
Political position Left-wing to far-left
Colors                Yellow, red, black
Parliament of Catalonia
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Website
cridaconstituent.cat

Popular Unity Candidacy–Constituent Call (Catalan: Candidatura d'Unitat Popular–Crida Constituent, CUP–CC) is a pro-Catalan independence left-wing coalition, formed in 2015 to contest the Catalan regional election scheduled for 27 September that year.[3]

It is supported by Popular Unity Candidacy, Col·lectiu Drassanes, Constituents per la Ruptura, Internationalist Struggle, In Struggle, Corrent Roig, The Greens–Green Alternative, Endavant, Poble Lliure, Arran, Sindicat d'Estudiants dels Països Catalans, Coordinadora Obrera Sindical and local parties Alternativa d'Esquerres de Cornellà, Alternativa d'Esquerres del Prat, Compromís per Ripollet and Alternativa Ciutadana de Rubí. The coalition was led into the 2015 election by Antonio Baños, journalist and writer, and Anna Gabriel, community worker and professor. Its 2015 candidacy also included Julià de Jòdar, historian and writer; Manuel Delgado, art historian and anthropologist; Sergi López, actor and Oleguer Presas, economist and former footballer.

On 12 November 2017, alliance members voted in favour of contesting the 2017 Catalan regional election.[4][5]

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia[edit]

Date Votes Seats Status Size Notes
# % ±pp # ±
2015 337,794 8.2% +4.7 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Opposition 6th government support
2017 195,246 4.5% −3.7 Red Arrow Down.svg6 Opposition 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrufat: «Les CUP treballem per construir, des de baix, els Països Catalans». dBalears | 19 juliol 2015.
  2. ^ David Fernàndez: ‘Per a la CUP els Països Catalans són indestriables’ David Fernàndez: ‘Per a la CUP els Països Catalans són indestriables’ La Veu del País Valencià. Dimecres, 7 de maig de 2014 a les 17:00h.
  3. ^ "Crida Constituent pretén "fer engrunes el sistema"". El Punt Avui (in Catalan). 11 January 2015.
  4. ^ "La CUP decide hoy si se presenta y cómo a las elecciones". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 12 November 2017.
  5. ^ "La CUP concurrirá a las elecciones del 21D en solitario con una candidatura "rupturista"". Expansión (in Spanish). 12 November 2017.

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