Terra Galega

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Galician Land

Terra Galega
PresidentPablo Padín Sánchez
Secretary-GeneralXermán Tobío Padín
FoundedNovember 4, 2005 (November 4, 2005)
Youth wingMocedade de Terra Galega
IdeologyGalician nationalism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre[1][2]
ColorsGreen, orange, blue
SloganGalicia, a nosa forza (Galicia, our strength)
Mayors in Galicia[3]
1 / 313
Local Government
18 / 3,721
Office of TEGA in Carballo.

Terra Galega (TeGa, in English: Galician Land) is a coalition of centrist and Galician nationalist political parties; it was established on November 4, 2005; but the name has been registered since May 2005.


It was formed by Centro Democrático Independente (CDI), Iniciativa Galega, Coalición Galega, Unidade por Narón and other local political forces that have elected 4 mayors and 64 councillors in 32 Galician municipalities.

The coalition held a Constituent Congress on May 20, 2006; with the participation of 500 future members that chose Pablo Padín, former minister of Health of Galicia, as president; and Xoán Gato, mayor of Narón, as General Coordinator. Guillermo Sánchez Fojo was named "Vice-Coordinator of the Northern Zone", Xosé Luis Vilas Martín was named "Vice-Coordinator of the South Zone" and Marian Ferreiro Díaz was named "National Coordinator of Youth". The youth members of TeGa are named Mocedade de Terra Galega.

In October 2006, Unión Ourensana joined the coalition and along with 6 of the 12 councilors from the People's Party of Galicia at Arteixo.

In the municipal elections of 2007 the coalition presented 63 candidatures, mainly in the province of A Coruña, and they obtained 66 councillors.

In 2010 a sector of the party split and formed a new organization, Galician Convergence.

In the local elections of 2011 TeGa only gained 23 town councillors and 1 mayor (in Narón)[4] In the local elections of 2015 TeGa won 29 town councillors and 2 mayors (Narón and Coristanco).[5]


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