Socialists' Party of Catalonia

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Socialists' Party of Catalonia

Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya (in Catalan)
PresidentÀngel Ros
Secretary-GeneralMiquel Iceta
SpokespersonEsther Niubó Cindoncha
Founded16 July 1978 (1978-07-16)
Merger ofSocialist Party of Catalonia–Congress
Socialist Party of Catalonia–Regrouping
Catalan Federation of the PSOE
Headquartersc/ Nicaragua, 75–77
08029 Barcelona
NewspaperEndavant Digital
Youth wingSocialist Youth of Catalonia
Membership (2016)Decrease 17,935[1]
IdeologySocial democracy[2]
Federalism
Spanish unionism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationSpanish Socialist Workers' Party
European affiliationProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Congress of Deputies
12 / 48
(Catalan seats)
Spanish Senate
4 / 16
(Catalan seats)
Parliament of Catalonia
17 / 135
European Parliament
(Spanish seats)
2 / 54
Mayors
87 / 947
Local government
1,315 / 9,077
Website
www.socialistes.cat

The Socialists' Party of Catalonia (Catalan: Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya, PSC–PSOE official acronym) is a social-democratic[2] political party in Catalonia, Spain resulting from the merger of three parties: the Socialist Party of Catalonia–Regrouping, led by Josep Pallach i Carolà, the Socialist Party of Catalonia–Congress, and the Catalan Federation of the PSOE. It is the Catalan referent of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), and its Aranese section is Unity of Aran. The party had also been allied with federalist and republican political platform Citizens for Change (Ciutadans pel Canvi) until the 2010 election. PSC–PSOE has its power base in Barcelona metropolitan area and comarques of Tarragonès, Montsià, and Val d'Aran.

Party leaders[edit]

First Secretaries[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia
Election Vote % Score Seats +/– Leader Status in legislature
Status Period
1980 606,717 22.43% 2nd
33 / 135
Joan Reventós Opposition 1980–2003
1984 866,281 30.11% 2nd
41 / 135
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8 Raimon Obiols
1988 802,828 29.78% 2nd
42 / 135
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1992 728,311 27.55% 2nd
40 / 135
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1995 802,252 24.89% 2nd
34 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg6 Joaquim Nadal
1999[a] 1,183,299 37.85% 1st
52 / 135
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg18 Pasqual Maragall
2003[b] 1,031,454 31.16% 1st
42 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg10 Majority coalition (PSC–ERCICV) 2003–2006
Minority coalition (PSC–ICV) 2006
2006[b] 796,173 26.82% 2nd
37 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg5 José Montilla Majority coalition (PSC–ERCICV) 2006–2010
2010 575,233 18.38% 2nd
28 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg9 Opposition 2010–present
2012 524,707 14.43% 2nd
20 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg8 Pere Navarro
2015 523,283 12.72% 3rd
16 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg4 Miquel Iceta
2017 606,659 13.86% 4th
17 / 135
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Cortes Generales[edit]

Cortes Generales
Election Catalonia
Congress Senate
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
1979 875,529 29.67% 1st
17 / 47
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6 / 16
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1982 1,575,601 45.83% 1st
25 / 47
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9 / 16
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1986 1,299,733 41.00% 1st
21 / 47
Red Arrow Down.svg4
8 / 16
Red Arrow Down.svg1
1989 1,123,975 35.59% 1st
20 / 46
Red Arrow Down.svg1
6 / 16
Red Arrow Down.svg2
1993 1,277,838 34.87% 1st
18 / 47
Red Arrow Down.svg2
6 / 16
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1996 1,531,143 39.36% 1st
19 / 46
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8 / 16
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2000 1,150,533 34.13% 1st
17 / 46
Red Arrow Down.svg2
7 / 16
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2004 1,586,748 39.47% 1st
21 / 47
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8 / 16
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2008 1,689,911 45.39% 1st
25 / 47
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4
8 / 16
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2011 922,547 26.66% 2nd
14 / 47
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6 / 16
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2015 590,274 15.69% 3rd
8 / 47
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0 / 16
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2016 559,870 16.10% 3rd
7 / 47
Red Arrow Down.svg1
0 / 16
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2019 962,257 23.21% 2nd
12 / 48
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3 / 16
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2019 790,582 20.51% 2nd
12 / 48
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2 / 16
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European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election Catalonia
Vote % Score
1987 1,116,348 36.82% 1st
1989 865,506 36.36% 1st
1994 721,374 28.17% 2nd
1999 997,311 34.64% 1st
2004 907,121 42.85% 1st
2009 708,888 36.00% 1st
2014 359,214 14.29% 3rd
2019 766,107 22.14% 2nd

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral alliance with Citizens for Change, and with Initiative for Catalonia–Greens in Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.
  2. ^ a b Electoral alliance with Citizens for Change.
  3. ^ Compared to Socialists of Catalonia totals in the 1977 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Carlos Merino: El increíble censo menguante del PSC. La Vanguardia, 07/03/2017.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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