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Socialist Unified Party of Catalonia (Spain)

Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya, Partido Socialista Unificado de Cataluña, PSUC

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[Socialist Unified Party of Catalonia (Spain)]
image by M.V. Blanes, 07 Nov 2000



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The Socialist Unified Party of Catalonia [Partido Socialista Unificado de Cataluña] or PSUC was founded on July 23rd 1936, only a few days after the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, as the result of the convergence of four preexisting parties: the Catalan Proletarian Party, the Socialist Union of Catalonia, the catalan branch of the Socialist Worker's Party of Spain and the Communist Party of Catalonia. During the war the PSUC took part in the Government of Catalonia and was banned as result of the defeat of the Republican forces.

During the 1939-1975 regime it acted in clandestinity and as soon as democracy returned to Spain it was legally refounded in 1976. Nowadays it is federated in a Coalition named Iniciativa per Catalunya – Els Verds (Initiative for Catalonia – Green Party) and has an elected MP in the Spanish Congress and several MPs in the Catalan Autonomous Parliament.

There are also reports of the same flag in yellow-red instead of white-red.

M.V. Blanes, 07 Nov 2000

This party now exists as a part of a coalition called Esquerra Unida i Alternativa (EUiA), Unified and Alternative Left.

Toni Esteban, 20 Feb 2002

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