EFA parties in the Basque Country and Galicia make progress at Spanish elections
Esquerra Republicana has been the most voted party in Catalonia
The European Free Alliance welcomes the results of EFA’s member parties at the Spanish parliamentary elections held on the 10th of November, in which its members from the Basque Country and Galicia have made important progress, despite the worrying rise of the far-right at State level.
The coalition EH Bildu -made up of EFA’s party Eusko Alkartasuna, among others- has won one extra seat (5 MPs) and for the first time ever they will have their own political group in the Spanish ‘Congreso’, while the Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG) will recover its representation in the State parliament with 1 MP.
EH Bildu received 18,70% of the votes (220.000) and is now the third political force from the Basque Country, while in the past Spanish elections (April) they got 16,70% of the votes.
BNG received almost 120.000 votes (8,13%) in Galicia and will be represented by 1 MP in the State parliament after they lost all their representation (2 MPs) in 2015.
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) has been the most voted party in Catalonia (13 MPs), above the socialists, with almost 870.000 votes (22,56%) and the new parliament will have more independentists MPs than ever before, with a total of 23.
Finally, the political platform Compromís -formed, among others, by EFA’s party Bloc Nacionalista Valencià- will maintain its MP in the ‘Congreso’ thanks to 175.000 votes.