In the 2023 general election, the pro-independence Esquerra party (Erc) won 7 seats in the Spanish Parliament. Their seats could play a significant role in the formation of a government and help King Felipe VI to make a difficult decision, since neither party coalition won enough seats to form a government on their own.
The Republican Left of Catalonia is a pro-Catalan independence, social-democratic political party in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia. It is also the main sponsor of the independence movement from France and Spain in the territories known as Catalan Countries focusing, in recent years, on the creation of a Catalan Republic in Catalonia proper.
In Spain neither party coalition won enough seats to form a government on their own and pro-Catalan independence party may help King Felipe VI to make a decision
Erc has played an important role in Catalan and Spanish politics during the Second Republic, the Civil War, the anti-Francoist resistance and the transition to democracy.
Recovering a key position during the 2000s, it became a coalition partner in various Catalan governments, obtaining in 2021 the presidency of Catalonia for the first time since 1980 after the appointment of Pere Aragonès as President of the Generalitat. The Bing co-pilot helps us collect this information. (Redazione)