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Initiative for Catalonia Greens

Initiative for Catalonia Greens ( Catalan : Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds , ICV; IPA: [inisiətiβə pər kətəɫuɲə βɛrts] ) is a political party in Catalonia , Spain . It was formed as a merger of Iniciativa for Catalunya and Els Verds. IC had been an alliance led by Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya and was the equivalent of Izquierda Unida in Catalonia . CI later developed into a political party, and PSUC was dissolved.

The youth of ICV is called Esquerra Verda Joves (Green Left Youth). It used to be called JambI, Joves amb Iniciativa (Youth with Initiative).

In the elections to the European Parliament in 2004 ICV ran on the Izquierda Unida list. One MEP, Raül Romeva , was elected from ICV which joined the Green Group .

The ICV formed part of the past ruling tripartite coalition (along with the Socialist Party of Catalonia and the Left of Catalonia left-wing Catalan Nationalist Party) in the Generalitat of Catalonia . The coalition governed Catalonia from 2004-2010. ICV was given responsibility for the Ministry of the Environment in the share-out of power in the new government.

Initiative for Catalonia Greens has an agreement of mutual association with Equo . [1]

Ideology

Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds calls an “ecosocialist” party and its members are therefore “ecosocialists”. This ideology is summarized in the book The Ecosocialist Manifesto , co-written by a number of left-wing green politicians. This ideology looks to the world and is firmly against communism as practiced in the Soviet Union and against capitalism, as practiced by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, but also against social democracy, which considers it to be less than that of the environment and social challenges ahead. Member of the party view of the regime of Fidel Castro positively, stating that under the dignity of the Cuban people has benefited, justifying any lack of democratic freedom that they have suffered. [2] From an ecosocialist point of view, both communism and capitalism are two faces of the productivist “mode of production” (a Marxist term), which should be phased out if the ecological health of the planet is to survive. The manifesto also considers this ideology to be strongly feminist and in favor of the “freedom of the European peoples” (ie for self-determination for the Basque Country , Corsica goldCatalonia itself). [3] The party Voted in favor of the Catalan parliament’s declaration defining Catalonia as a “sovereign political and juridical entity” ( “subjecte politic i Jurídic sobirà” ) in 2013. [4]

Presidents

  1. Rafael Ribó i Massó (1987-2000)
  2. Joan Saura (2000 -…)

Electoral results

Spanish Parliament

Congress of Deputies

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2000 119.290 0.5
1/350
2004 234.790 0.9
2/350
 1
2008 183.338 0.7
1/350
 1
2011 280.152 1.2
3/350
 2

Catalan Parliament

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
1988 209.211 7.7 (# 3)
9/135
1992 171.794 6.5 (# 4)
7/135
 2
1995 313.092 9.7 (# 5)
11/135
 4
1999 78.441 2.5 (# 5)
3/135
 8
2003 241.163 7.2 (# 5)
9/135
 6
2006 282.693 9.5 (# 5)
12/135
 3
2010 229.985 7.4 (# 4)
10/135
 2
2012 358.857 9.9 (# 5)
13/135
 3

European Parliament

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2009 119.755 6.1 (# 5)
1/50
Part of a joint list with United Left
2014 258.554 10.3 (# 4)
1/54
Part of a joint list with United Left

See also

  • Green party
  • Green politics
  • List of environmental organizations
  • Politics of Catalonia

References

  1. Jump up^ “EQUO – ICV Agreement of Association and Protocol of Relations” (in Spanish) . Retrieved 2 December 2012 . .
  2. Jump up^ “ÚLTIM REVOLUCIONARI”, Joan Boada (IC-V-EUA), 26 of November 2016.http://www.joanboada.cat/
  3. Jump up^ C. Antunes, P. Juquin, P. Kemp, I. Stengers TELKÄMPER W. & F. Otto Wolf. (1993),Manifiesto ecosocialista. Los Libros Of The Catarata. (Spanish editionISBN 84-87567-34-7)
  4. Jump up^ “El Parlament de Catalunya aprova the declaration of sobirania of CiU i ERC” . The Vanguardia in català. 23 January 2013 . Retrieved 10 July 2014 .

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