Republican Left of Catalonia–Sovereigntists

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Republican Left of Catalonia–Sovereigntists

Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya–Sobiranistes
AbbreviationERC–Sobiranistes
LeaderOriol Junqueras
Founded14 March 2019 (2019-03-14)
Preceded byRepublican Left of Catalonia–Catalonia Yes
HeadquartersC/ Calàbria, 166
08015, Barcelona
IdeologyCatalan independence
Republicanism
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
MembersSee list of members
Congress of Deputies (Catalan seats)
13 / 47
Spanish Senate (Catalan seats)
11 / 23
Website
www.esquerra.cat

Republican Left of Catalonia–Sovereigntists[1] (Catalan: Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya–Sobiranistes, ERC–Sobiranistes) is an electoral coalition formed in Catalonia for the April 2019 Spanish general election by Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Sovereigntists (Sobiranistes). It was led by Oriol Junqueras, Gabriel Rufián and Carolina Telechea, with a member from Sobiranistes (Joan Josep Nuet) being reserved 4th place in the list for Barcelona.[2][3][4]

The alliance was maintained for the November 2019 general election.

History[edit]

Following the split of the Sobiranistes faction within Catalunya en Comú in February 2019 by deputies Elisenda Alamany and Joan Josep Nuet, ERC entered in coalition talks with the new party ahead of the April 2019 Spanish general election.[5][6] An alliance was formalized in March,[2] with the agreement providing for Sobiranistes to field candidates within ERC's list for Barcelona.[3][4] The alliance was maintained for the November 2019 general election.

The alliance was extended to the 2019 Barcelona City Council election in support of Ernest Maragall's bid to the mayorship of Barcelona.[7][8]

Composition[edit]

Party Notes
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC)
Sovereigntists (Sobiranistes)
United and Alternative Left (EUiA) Informally since July 2019.[a]

Electoral performance[edit]

Cortes Generales[edit]

Nationwide[edit]

Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate Leading candidate Status in legislature
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2019 (Apr) 1,020,392 3.89% 6th
15 / 350
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11 / 208
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1[b] Oriol Junqueras[c] New election
2019 (Nov) 874,859 3.61% 5th
13 / 350
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11 / 208
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 Gabriel Rufián Opposition

Regional breakdown[edit]

Election Catalonia
Congress Senate
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2019 (Apr) 1,020,392 24.61% 1st
15 / 48
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11 / 16
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2019 (Nov) 874,859 22.57% 1st
13 / 48
Red Arrow Down.svg2
11 / 16
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ EUiA leader Joan Josep Nuet split away from Catalunya en Comú in March 2019 within the Sobiranistes party to sign an electoral alliance with ERC, without resigning or giving away his responsabilities in EUiA. IU's coordinator Alberto Garzón expelled EUiA from the federation in July 2019 and founded a new regional branch with Nuet's critics, as Nuet kept control over the remainder of EUiA.[9][10]
  2. ^ a b c d Compared to Republican Left of Catalonia–Catalonia Yes totals in the 2016 general election.
  3. ^ At the time of the election, Junqueras was in preventive detention in Soto del Real (Madrid).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (15 May 2020). Parties and Elections in Europe: Parliamentary Elections and Governments Since 1945, European Parliament Elections, Political Orientation and History of Parties. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 575. ISBN 9783750481343.
  2. ^ a b Puente, Arturo (13 March 2019). "Un sector de los 'comuns' deja a Colau y negocia con ERC una coalición al Congreso y al Ayuntamiento de Barcelona". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ERC debate unas listas con Rufián de dos y un miembro de Sobiranistes de cuatro" (in Spanish). Barcelona: Europa Press. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Junqueras, Rufián i Telechea encapçalaran la llista d'Esquerra Republicana al Congrés". esquerra.cat (in Catalan). Republican Left of Catalonia. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ Moldes, Aleix; Ortega, María (20 February 2019). "ERC i Sobiranistes negocien una aliança electoral per a les eleccions generals". Ara (in Catalan). Barcelona. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  6. ^ Pascual, Roger (12 March 2019). "Nuet apunta al número 5 de ERC". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  7. ^ Pardo Torregrosa, Iñaki (21 March 2019). "ERC y el partido de Alamany rubrican su acuerdo de cara a las elecciones municipales". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  8. ^ "ERC aprueba la lista de Ernest Maragall y Nova/Nou Futur con un 91% de votos". Público (in Spanish). Europa Press. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  9. ^ Camps, Carlota (3 July 2019). "La ruptura entre EUiA e IU se consuma: Garzón promueve una escisión en Catalunya". El Nacional (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  10. ^ Pardo Torregrosa, Iñaki (5 February 2020). "Esquerra Unida de Catalunya se constituirá como partido al margen de Nuet". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 10 July 2020.