The Greens–Green Alternative

The Greens–Green Alternative (Catalan: Els Verds–Alternativa Verda, EV–AV) is a political party based in Catalonia, founded in September 1999 by former members of The Greens–Ecologist Confederation of Catalonia (EV–CEC),[1][2] after the party had split in March 1998 over the type of relationship to establish with the newly-autonomous Initiative for Catalonia (IC).[3][4]

The Greens–Green Alternative

Els Verds–Alternativa Verda
FoundedSeptember 1999 (1999-09)
HeadquartersC/ Luna, 41, bjs.
17220, Sant Feliu de Guíxols
IdeologyEcologism
Catalan independentism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationCatalan Solidarity for Independence (2010–15)
Popular Unity Candidacy (2015–17)
Together for Catalonia (2017) (2017–20)
Together for Catalonia (2020) (2020–present)
Parliament of Catalonia
1 / 135
(Within Together for Catalonia)
Website
www.verds-alternativaverda.org

In January 2015, EV–AV joined the "Constituent Call" platform promoted by the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP),[5][6] though for the 2015 Catalan regional election they gave support to the Junts pel Sí candidacy.[7] Ahead of the 2017 Catalan regional election the party had several of its members integrated within Together for Catalonia (JxCat)'s lists,[8][9] granting its support to JxCat in subsequent elections as well.[10] On 28 May 2019, party member Josep Puig entered Parliament replacing Josep Rull as a result of the latter's resignation to become a member of the Congress of Deputies.[11]

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of CataloniaEdit

Parliament of Catalonia
Election Votes % # Seats +/– Leading candidate Status in legislature
1999 8,254 0.26% 8th
0 / 135
 0 Josep Puig No seats
2003 1,886 0.06% 12th
0 / 135
 0 Santiago Vilanova No seats
2006 3,228 0.11% 13th
0 / 135
 0 Santiago Vilanova No seats
2010 Within SI
0 / 135
 0 Joan Laporta Opposition
2012 Within SI
0 / 135
 0 Alfons López Tena No seats
2017 Within JuntsxCat
0 / 135
 0 Carles Puigdemont[a] Coalition (JxCatERC)

Cortes GeneralesEdit

Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate Leading candidate Status in legislature
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2000 11,579 0.05% 31st
0 / 350
 0
0 / 208
 0 Santiago Vilanova No seats
2004 1,836 0.01% 60th
0 / 350
 0
0 / 208
 0 Josep Lluis Freijó No seats
2008 2,028 0.01% 51st
0 / 350
 0
0 / 208
 0 Xavier García i Pujadas No seats
Election Catalonia
Congress Senate
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
2000 11,579 0.34% 8th
0 / 46
 0
0 / 16
 0
2004 1,836 0.05% 14th
0 / 47
 0
0 / 16
 0
2008 2,028 0.05% 19th
0 / 47
 0
0 / 16
 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ At the time of the election, Puigdemont was in self-exile in Belgium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noguer, Miquel (20 September 1999). "Nace Verds-Alternativa Verda para "frenar el desorden ecologista"". El País (in Spanish). Viladrau. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ Rius Sant, Xavier (4 July 2001). "Iniciativa-Verds, Mendiluce y EUiA, ¿cuadramos el círculo?". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Els Verds-Alternativa Verda". www.enciclopedia.cat (in Catalan). Diccionari dels Partits Polítics de Catalunya, segle XX. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Ecologist parties". historiaelectoral.com (in Spanish). Electoral History. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Crida Constituent, una nueva candidatura "de ruptura" para unas elecciones en clave constituyente". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Barcelona. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Alternativa Verda s'uneix a la Crida Constituent impulsada per la CUP" (PDF). www.verds-alternativaverda.org (in Catalan). The Greens–Green Alternative. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Els Verds-Alternativa Verda aposta per Junts pel Sí". Nació Digital (in Catalan). 28 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Els Verds-Alternativa Verda pide el voto por JxCat para "restaurar el Govern"". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. EFE. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ Borràs, Xavier (19 November 2017). "Tres històrics de l'ecologisme a la candidatura de Junts per Catalunya". Nació Digital (in Catalan). Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Els Verds - Alternativa Verda demana el vot per JxCat el 26-M". El Món (in Catalan). 24 May 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Mayoría independentista en el Parlament tras la renuncia de Sànchez, Rull y Turull". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Europa Press. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2020.