United and Alternative Left

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Esquerra Unida i Alternativa
Leader Joan Josep Nuet (General Secretary)
Founded 1998
Headquarters C/Doctor Aiguader,10
08003 Barcelona
Ideology Communism,
Catalan independence,
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation United Left
International affiliation None
European affiliation Party of the European Left
European Parliament group GUE/NGL
Colours Red
Congress of Deputies
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Parliament of Catalonia
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Politics of Catalonia
Political parties

United and Alternative Left (Catalan: Esquerra Unida i Alternativa, EUiA) is a political party from Catalonia, Spain. EUiA has 4000 members and it is the Catalan correspondent of the Spain-wide United Left (Izquierda Unida).

Annual EUiA dinner party, 2007

It was formed in 1998 as a schism from Iniciativa per Catalunya (IpC). It comprises an alliance of Party of the Catalonian Communists, Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, POR, PRT-IR, PASOC, CEA and CLI. After competing in a series of elections with their former colleagues at Iniciativa, the two parties agreed to run together as an electoral coalition. Currently, 2 out of the 12 MPs at the regional Parliament of Catalonia adscribed to the IpC-EUiA group are members of this latter party.

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