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United and Alternative Left
Esquerra Unida i Alternativa
General SecretaryJoan Josep Nuet
Founded1998 (1998)
Merger of
HeadquartersC/Doctor Aiguader,10
08003 Barcelona
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationUnited Left (1998–2019)
Regional affiliationICV–EUiA (2003–2015)
Catalunya Sí que es Pot (2015–2017)
En Comú Podem (2015–2019)[a]
Catalunya en Comú (2017–2019)
Republican Left of Catalonia (since 2023)
European affiliation
Colours  Crimson
Parliament of Catalonia
0 / 135
Congress of Deputies
0 / 47
(Republican Left of Catalonia)

United and Alternative Left (Catalan: Esquerra Unida i Alternativa, EUiA) is a political party in Catalonia, Spain. EUiA has 4000 members, and until 2019 was the Catalan correspondent of the Spain-wide United Left (IU).

Annual EUiA dinner party, 2007

It was formed in 1998 as a schism from Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV). It comprises an alliance of Party of the Communists of Catalonia, Living Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, POR, PRT-IR, PASOC, CEA, and CLI. After competing in a series of elections with their former colleagues at Iniciativa, the two parties agreed to run together as an electoral coalition. In 2015, the party joined the electoral coalition En Comú Podem. In 2017, it was one of the founding parties of Catalunya en Comú, being expelled from the organization two years later as it was no longer the Catalan correspondent of United Left.

Electoral performance

Parliament of Catalonia

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 44,454 1.4% N/A 6th
2003 241,163 7.3% +5.9 1 Government *
2006 282,693 9.5% +2.2 1 Government *
2010 230,824 7.4% –2.1 0 Opposition *
2012 359,705 9.9% +2.5 1 Opposition *
2015 367,613 8.9% –1.0 2 Opposition **
2017 326,360 7.5% –1.4 0 Opposition ***

Cortes Generales


Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2000 75,019 2.2% 6th
2004 234,790 5.8% +3.6 0 *
2008 183,338 4.9% –0.9 0 *
2011 280,152 8.1% +3.2 1 *
2015 929,880 24.7% +16.6 1 **
2016 853,102 24.5% –0.2 0 **
Date Seats Size
# ±
2000 4th
2004 0 ***
2008 0 ***
2011 0 ***
2015 0 **
2016 0 **

European Parliament

Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
1999 1,221,565 5.8% *
2004 643,136 4.1% –1.7 0 *
2009 588,241 3.7% –0.4 0 **
2014 1,575,308 10.0% +6.3 0 ***
Date Votes Size
# % ±pp
1999 58,977 2.0% 6th
2004 151,871 7.2% +5.2 ****
2009 119,755 6.1% –1.1 ****
2014 259,152 10.3% +4.2 ****

See also


  1. ^ Since 2017 integrated within Catalunya en Comú


  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 25 January 2021.
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