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Cambio-Aldaketa

Change
Cambio-Aldaketa
LeaderAna Luján (1st)
Ricardo Feliú (2nd)
Founded6 November 2015 (2015-11-06) (1st)
9 March 2019 (2019-03-09) (2nd)
Dissolved7 May 2016 (2016-05-07) (1st)
27 August 2019 (2019-08-27) (2nd)
IdeologyBasque nationalism
Political positionLeft-wing
Colors  Yellow-green
  Purple
  Red
  Orange
MembersSee list of members

Cambio-Aldaketa (English: "Change") was a grouping of electors[a] in Navarre supported by the "quadripartite", the political parties supporting Uxue Barkos's regional government—Geroa Bai, EH Bildu, Podemos and Izquierda-Ezkerra—to contest the 2015 Spanish Senate election. The first incarnation of the alliance was disbanded after it secured only one out of the four directly-elected senators in Navarre, with its stated aim having been to win the election and subsequently obtain three senators.[3]

The coalition was re-established by the same parties ahead of the April 2019 Spanish general election, but it scored a new electoral failure by not being able to obtain any of the senators at stake.[4] This defeat would lead to the agreement's signatories clashing over its interpretation ahead of the election of Navarre's appointed senator in August/September 2019, leading to a fracture within the former quadripartite in which Podemos joined Geroa Bai and the Socialist Party of Navarre (PSN) in the election of the former's preferred candidate whereas EH Bildu stood with Izquierda-Ezkerra's candidate.[5][6]

History

The coalition was publicly presented by Geroa Bai (GBai), Podemos, EH Bildu and Izquierda-Ezkerra (I–E) on 6 November 2015, with Ana Luján, Patxi Zamora and Iñaki Bernal as the leading candidates,[7][8] collecting 8,300 signatures in one week out of the 5,020 they required to register it as a grouping of electors.[1][9] However, despite the list expecting to win the December election in Navarre and, consequently, to secure three out of the four senators at stake in the constituency, all three candidates were outperformed by the Navarrese People's UnionPeople's Party coalition, meaning that only Ana Luján was elected as senator.[3][10] The coalition experience was not renewed ahead of the 2016 Spanish general election over Podemos's refusal to do it,[11] despite I–E having expressed interest in maintaining the same format for the Senate.[12]

The alliance was re-established with the same partners on 9 March 2019 ahead of the April general election,[13] with Ricardo Feliú (Podemos), Arturo Goldaracena (EH Bildu) and Ana Luján (GBai) as candidates for the elected seats and agreeing to have I–E Iñaki Bernal elected as the regionally-appointed senator,[2][14] and the parties were again able to collect a superior number of signatures—8,900—than those legally required.[15][16] However, the alliance scored a new failure, this time not being able to have a single candidate elected due to being outperformed by the Socialist Party of Navarre (PSN),[4] resulting in GBai regarding the agreement as non-binding when it came to elect the appointed senator in order to pick its own candidate instead.[5][17]

Composition

Party
Yes to the future (GBai)
Basque Country Unite (EH Bildu)
We Can (Podemos/Ahal Dugu)
Left (I–E)

Electoral performance

Senate

Senate
Election Navarre
Votes % Seats +/–
2015 checkY Ana Luján Martínez
☒N Patxi Zamora Aznar
☒N Iñaki Bernal Lumbreras
97,521
93,858
91,510
29.53%
28.42%
27.71%
1 / 4
1
2019 (Apr) ☒N Ricardo Feliú Martínez
☒N Arturo Goldaracena Asa
☒N Ana Luján Martínez
98,555
95,504
94,888
27.45%
26.60%
26.43%
0 / 4
0[b]

Notes

  1. ^ This format was used in the two occasions in which the candidacy was fielded.[1][2]
  2. ^ Compared to Geroa Bai totals in the 2016 general election.

References

  1. ^ a b "La candidatura unitaria al Senado Cambio/Aldaketa consigue 8.300 firmas para presentarse a las elecciones generales". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Europa Press. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Fernández, Ibai (14 April 2019). "Cambio-Aldaketa llama a derrotar al frente de derechas en el Senado". Diario de Noticias (in Spanish). Pamplona. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "UPN-PP obtiene tres senadores y Cambio-Aldaketa, uno" (in Spanish). Pamplona: Europa Press. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b Lorente Doria, Javier (29 April 2019). "Cambio-Aldaketa pincha en el Senado" (in Spanish). Pamplona: Cadena SER. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Salvoch, Íñigo (28 August 2019). "Geroa Bai replica a I-E que su pacto por el senador autonómico decayó". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. ^ Sánchez, Marcos (27 September 2019). "La elección de Koldo Martínez como senador quiebra al antiguo cuatripartito". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Pamplona. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Aldaketa pretende llevar a Madrid el cambio producido en Navarra" (in Spanish). EiTB. Agencias. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Los candidatos nacionalistas quieren llevar "la pluralidad" de Navarra al Senado". Navarra.com (in Spanish). Europa Press. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  9. ^ "La candidatura al Senado Cambio Aldaketa consigue las firmas para las elecciones generales". Navarra.com (in Spanish). Europa Press. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "La senadora Anika Luján participará en dos comisiones del Senado". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Pamplona. EFE. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Podemos Navarra rechaza un pacto con Geroa Bai y EH Bildu para el 26J" (in Spanish). Madrid: laSexta. Agencias. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  12. ^ "I-E se muestra favorable a reeditar la candidatura Cambio-Aldaketa al Senado ante las posibles elecciones". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Pamplona. Europa Press. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  13. ^ Huarte, Ramón (9 March 2019). ""Cambio-Aldaketa", la marca del cuatripartito para el Senado" (in Spanish). Pamplona: Cadena SER. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  14. ^ Piudo, Ainhoa; Arnedo, Beatriz (10 March 2019). "El cuatripartito se reparte la lista al Senado y el senador autonómico". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Cambio-Aldaketa consigue los apoyos para estar en el 28-A" (in Spanish). Navarra TV. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  16. ^ Sola, Ramón (22 March 2019). "El cuatripartito navarro vuelve a la carga al Senado con Aldaketa y Ricardo Feliú a la cabeza". Naiz (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  17. ^ Otazu, Amaia (27 August 2019). "Geroa Bai da por anulado el acuerdo de Cambio - Aldaketa para la elección del senador autonómico y presentará su propio candidato". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.
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