POLITIFILE : : Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)

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• Partido Regionalista de Cantabria ~ Regionalist Party of Cantabria •

The Partido Regionalista de Cantabria (PRC, or “Regionalist Party of Cantabria”) is a centrist party with some social-democrat tendencies, although the party’s ideology is overshadowed by its overriding traditionalist mission of defending the interests of the people of Spain’s northern region of Cantabria.

The 41-year-old PRC was founded in 1978 in the midst of Spain’s return to democracy with the aim of blocking the inclusion of the Cantabrian region and its capital, Santander, as part of the neighboring region of Castilla y Leon.

The party has run candidates in every regional election in Cantabria since 1981, with current general secretary Miguel Ángel Revilla its perennial candidate for the regional presidency, and has formed part of every regional coalition government formed from 1995 through 2011. It currently holds 14 of 35 seats in the Cantabrian regional parliament and more than 300 seats on municipal councils regionwide.

In Spain’s April 2019 general election, the PRC garnered 52,197 votes for a 0.20 percent vote share, winning its first-ever seat in the country’s 350-member Congress of Deputies. In the followup November 2019 general election, the PRC won 68,580 votes for a 0.28 percent vote share, again giving the party one congressional seat.

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Updated as of Sept/2019

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