Terra Galega

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Galician Land
Terra Galega
President Pablo Padín Sánchez
Secretary-General Xermán Tobío Padín
Founded November 4, 2005 (November 4, 2005)
Youth wing Mocedade de Terra Galega
Ideology Galician nationalism
Centrism
Social liberalism
Political position Centrism
Colors Green, orange, blue
Slogan Galicia, a nosa forza (Galicia, our strength)
Local Government
29 / 3,766
Mayors in Galicia
2 / 313
Website
terragalega.eu

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)[1]

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