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23 November 2010 11:45 PM

Party review – PPC, the Catalan branch of the Conservative and Spanish Nationalist People’s Party

Alícia Sánchez-Camacho leads the Catalan People’s Party (PPC) and is running as its candidate for the Catalan presidency for the first time. Catalonia is where the People’s Party is weaker in Spain. The PPC is the 4th party in the Catalan...
The candidates before the start of the debate (by R. Garrido)

22 November 2010 10:30 PM

Temperature rises and controversies increase during “the only” televised electoral debate

The only one? Not anymore. Last night, the televised debate among the leaders of the 6 parties with parliamentary representation ended in a compromise for a second debate tomorrow, this time only between the 2 main leaders: Artur Mas from the CiU...

22 November 2010 10:19 PM

Party review – ICV-EUiA, a mix of Greens, Socialists and former Communists

Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds – Esquerra Unida i Alternativa (ICV-EUiA) is a coalition of several political forces, which has 2 main pillars. The main one is the ICV, which is an Eco-Socialist party, and strongly Catalanist. The second one is...

19 November 2010 10:56 PM

Party review – Ciudadanos, the anti-Catalan nationalism party

Albert Rivera leads this party, which ran for the first time in the last elections and got 3 seats in the Catalan Parliament. Polls predict they could repeat these results or increase by 1 seat. Ciudadanos (meaning “Citizens”) defends the use...
Who is who in the Catalan elections?

19 November 2010 09:50 PM

Who is who in the Catalan elections?

Artur Mas, José Montilla, Joan Puigcercós, the PPC, ICV-EUiA, CiU, Ciutadans, the Catalan Parliament, the Catalan Government… What is all this? Those not familiar with the Catalan political ecosystem maybe become easily lost. Here you will...

16 November 2010 10:20 PM

The People’s Party (PPC) puts immigration at the centre of its campaign

In the last months, the Catalan branch of the Conservative People’s Party (PPC) raised controversy in breaking a taboo in Catalan-level politics: using immigration as a political tool. Many actions were performed earlier linking immigration with...

12 November 2010 10:13 PM

Political parties face 2 decisive countdown weeks

Finally, the official campaign began. Thursday at 23.59 all the parties were at the departure line. All polls point at a political change and the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition Convergència i Unió (CiU) will probably take power. The...
Artur Mas at the campaign's preentation meeting (by ACN)

11 November 2010 11:09 PM

Catalan election campaign kicks off at midnight

On Sunday the 28th of November, Catalans will elect their new Parliament, which will then elect the new Catalan Government for the next 4-year term. These elections are very likely to change the Catalan political landscape, becoming a barometer of...

10 November 2010 10:55 PM

Spanish Government pushes European Commission to consider Catalan from Catalonia and Catalan from Valencia as 2 different languages

In order to receive EU funding to subsidise part of the language courses for Erasmus students, the Spanish Government has labelled Valencian Catalan as a different language. Both dialects were considered as the same language in all previous...
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