Proposta per les Illes

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El Pi–Proposta per les Illes
PresidentJaume Font Barceló[1]
Secretary-GeneralJosep Melià Ques[1]
Vice PresidentsFrancisca Mora
Joan Forcada Moll
Joan Torres Costa[1]
Founded2 November 2012
Merger ofRegionalist League of the Balearic Islands
Convergence for the Isles
Menorcan Union
Es Nou Partit
Aliança Liberal de Manacor
Sud Unificat
Independents de Marratxí
HeadquartersC/ Aragó, 22 entresòl B
Palma[2]
Membership (2017)1,002[3]
IdeologyLiberalism
Balearic regionalism
Political positionCentre to Centre-right[4]
Balearic Parliament
3 / 59
Council of Majorca
3 / 33
Mayors[5]
10 / 68
Town councillors in the Balearic Islands
90 / 925
Website
el–pi.com
PI founding congress (2012).

Proposta per les Illes (Catalan for "Proposal for the Islands"), or simply El Pi (pi means pine in Catalan) is a liberal Balearic autonomist political party, formed in November 2012 from the merger of several nationalist and regionalist parties: Convergència per les Illes (the successor of the Majorcan Union), the Lliga Regionalista de les Illes Balears, the Menorcan Union and Es Nou Partit.[6] The party's two main leaders are Jaume Font (erstwhile leader of the Lliga Regionalista) and Josep Melià (erstwhile leader of Convergència). As the merger of parties from Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, el PI has elected representatives on each of these three islands, including 6 mayors and 82 councillors in 34 municipalities.[7]

Ideology[edit]

El Pi claims to seek political dialogue and moderation, rejecting what it considers dogmatism and political posturing, while defining its own values as centrist and autonomist. While defending the Spanish Constitution and the Balearic Islands' Statute of Autonomy, the party also aims to promote the language, culture and traditions of the islands as well as its natural resources.[6] El Pi defines itself as "socially and politically a big tent, balearista political formation with a tendency to centrism".[2] While accepting the need to eventually reduce the deficits in public spending, el Pi has issued a statement critical of the Balearic government's announced intention to raise new taxes.[8] The party's regionalist and nationalist roots, and its continued emphasis on promoting Balearic autonomy and the Catalan language as the "unforsakeable badge of identity of our community",[2] place it within the ambit of moderate Catalan nationalism in the Balearic Islands.

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of the Balearic Islands[edit]

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2015 34,237 7.9% +2.0 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3 Opposition 5th

Cortes Generales[edit]

Balearic Islands[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2015 12,910 2.7% 6th
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2015 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c El PI – Executiva balear
  2. ^ a b c "Estatuts "El PI – Proposta per les Illes" definitiu versio català" (PDF) (in Catalan). El PI – Proposta per les Illes. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  3. ^ El PI celebrarà el seu II Congrés balear el 13 de maig sota el lema "Creixem amb tu"
  4. ^ Capó, J. (2018). El centro derecha busca candidatos a Cort. Diario de Mallorca.
  5. ^ E. Elosúa: Mallorca ya tiene a sus alcaldes. Última Hora, Palma. 13/06/2015
  6. ^ a b "La formación de Jaume Font y Josep Melià se denomina Proposta per les Illes (Jaume Font and Josep Melià's formation is to be called Proposta per les Illes)". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Neix Proposta per les Illes, un partit "balearista, centrista i defensor del català"" (in Catalan). Es Nou Partit. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  8. ^ "El PI-Proposta per les Illes Balears defensa la contenció de la pressió fiscal a Balears" (in Catalan). Es Nou Partit. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.

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