• EQUO ~ eQuo
eQuo (or, EQUO) is a Spanish political party founded in 2010 by former Greenpeace Spain executive director Juan López de Uralde and registered as a party upon its formation the following year through the merger of 35 different Spanish green parties.
Focused on creating a socio-political movement around issues related to political ecology and social equity, since 2013 eQuo has been a member of the European Green Party group in the European parliament and is an observer party of the Global Greens. eQuo has fielded candidates since 2011 in Spanish legislative elections at the regional and national level as well as in elections to the European parliament, where the party currently has one elected member.
In Spanish elections, eQuo usually runs on coalition tickets with other parties, such as Compromís in the Valencian community, the Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV) in Catalonia and with populist anti-austerity party Podemos nationally.
In the May 2015 municipal and autonomous regional elections, eQuo presented candidates either in coalition with other parties or on its own in all of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions and communities, as well as the North African enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta.
In Spain’s nationwide Dec. 2015 general election, eQuo presented candidates in coalition with Podemos and was awarded three seats in Spain’s Congress, the lower house of parliament, with its elected deputies forming part of the Podemos parliamentary group.
In Spain’s 26th June 2016 general election, eQuo joined the Unidos Podemos coalition formed by Podemos and the legacy “old-left” Izquierda Unida (United Left, IU), holding 5 percent of the decision-making power on the Unidos Podemos national executive committee.
In 2019, the rank-and-file membership of eQuo voted to leave the coalition with Podemos in order to join Spain’s newest centre-left party, Más País, in the run-up to the November 2019 general election.
You can find out more and follow eQuo online at the following links:
Updated as of 12/2019
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