People's Party of Catalonia

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People's Party of Catalonia

Partit Popular de Catalunya
PresidentAlejandro Fernández Álvarez
Secretary-GeneralSanti Rodríguez Serra
FoundedJanuary 1989
HeadquartersCalle Urgell, 249
08036, Barcelona
Youth wingNew Generations of Catalonia
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Christian democracy[1]
Spanish unionism[2]
Political positionCentre-right[3][4][5][6] to
right-wing[7][8][9][10]
National affiliationPeople's Party
European Parliament groupEuropean People's Party
Parliament of Catalonia
4 / 135
Congress of Deputies
1 / 47
Senate
0 / 24
Mayors (2019-2023)[11]
1 / 946
Local Government (2015-2019)
67 / 9,077
Website
www.ppcatalunya.com

The People's Party of Catalonia (Catalan: Partit Popular de Catalunya, Spanish: Partido Popular de Cataluña, PP or PPC) is a conservative,[1] Christian-democratic[1] political party in Catalonia. It is the Catalan affiliate of the Spanish People's Party.

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia[edit]

Parliament of Catalonia
Election Vote % Score Seats +/– Leader Status in legislature
Status Period
1992 157,772 5.97% 5th
7 / 135
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Alejo Vidal-Quadras Opposition 1992–present
1995 421,752 13.08% 3rd
17 / 135
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1999 297,265 9.51% 3rd
12 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg5 Alberto Fernández Díaz
2003 393,499 11.89% 4th
15 / 135
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3 Josep Piqué
2006 316,222 10.65% 4th
14 / 135
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2010 387,066 12.37% 3rd
18 / 135
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4 Alicia Sánchez-Camacho
2012 471,681 12.98% 4th
19 / 135
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2015 349,193 8.49% 5th
11 / 135
Red Arrow Down.svg8 Xavier García Albiol
2017 185,670 4.24% 7th
4 / 135
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Cortes Generales[edit]

Cortes Generales
Election Catalonia
Congress Senate
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
1989 336,015 10.64% 3rd
4 / 46
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0 / 16
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1993 624,493 17.04% 3rd
8 / 47
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0 / 16
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1996 698,400 17.96% 3rd
8 / 46
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0 / 16
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2000 768,318 22.79% 3rd
12 / 46
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0 / 16
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2004 626,107 15.58% 4th
6 / 47
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0 / 16
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2008 610,473 16.40% 3rd
8 / 47
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0 / 16
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2011 716,371 20.70% 3rd
11 / 47
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0 / 16
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2015 418,369 11.12% 6th
5 / 47
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0 / 16
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2016 464,538 13.36% 5th
6 / 47
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0 / 16
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2019 200,841 4.84% 6th
1 / 48
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0 / 16
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European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election Catalonia
Vote % Score
1989 204,624 8.60% 3rd
1994 473,716 18.50% 3rd
1999 486,471 16.90% 3rd
2004 377,104 17.81% 2nd
2009 354,876 18.02% 3rd
2014 246,698 9.81% 5th
2019 178,950 5.17% 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ El PP se presenta como el único partido 'unionista' de Cataluña frente a la autodeterminación anunciada por Mas, eldiario.es (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Jansen, Thomas; Van Hecke, Steven (2011). At Europe's Service: The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 53. ISBN 9783642194146. The right-wing Conservative AP was now transformed into a party of the centre-right: it was renamed People's Party (Partido Popular, PP) in the spring of 1989.
  4. ^ Newton, Michael T. (1997). Institutions of Modern Spain: A Political and Economic Guide. Cambridge University Press. p. 200. ISBN 9780521575089. Since the 're-launch' of 1989, the party has established itself clearly as a party of the centre-right...
  5. ^ Meyer Resende, Madalena (2014). Catholicism and Nationalism: Changing Nature of Party Politics. Routledge. p. xix. ISBN 9781317610618. In 1989 the AP transformed into the Partido Popular (PP) – a coalition of center-right forces...
  6. ^ Matuschek, Peter (2004). "Who Learns from Whom: The Failure of Spanish Christian Democracy and the Success of the Partido Popular". In Steven Van Hecke, Emmanuel Gerard (ed.). Christian Democratic Parties in Europe Since the End of the Cold War. Leuven University Press. p. 243. ISBN 9789058673770.
  7. ^ Ferreiro, Jesus; Serrano, Felipe (2001). Philip Arestis; Malcolm C. Sawyer (eds.). The economic policy of the Spanish Socialist governments: 1982–1996. The Economics of the Third Way: Experiences from Around the World. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 1843762838. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  8. ^ Encarnación, Omar G. (2008). Spanish Politics: Democracy After Dictatorship. Polity. pp. 61–64. ISBN 0745639925. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  9. ^ Íñigo-Mora, Isabel (2010). Cornelia Ilie (ed.). Rhetorical strategies in the British and Spanish parliaments. European Parliaments Under Scrutiny: Discourse Strategies and Interaction Practices. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 332. ISBN 9027206295. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  10. ^ DiGiacomo, Susan M. (2008). Sharon R. Roseman; Shawn S. Parkhurst (eds.). Re-presenting the Fascist Classroom: Education as a Space of Memory in Contemporary Spain. Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts. SUNY Press. p. 121. ISBN 0791479013. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  11. ^ Tugas, R. (2019). ERC creix a costa de JxCat i PSC: així han evolucionat les alcaldies en tres dècades. Nació Digital.

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