• 2010 Catalan elections

    Catalan elections will be held on Sunday 28th of November. The entire Parliament is elected. 135 seats disputed amongst 39 candidatures for the entire Catalonia, although only 6, 7 or 8 have actual possibilities to get seats. The new Parliament will elect the new President of the Catalan Government.

Artur Mas, Catalan President to be, next to Duran i Lleida (with glasses) (by P. Mateos)

29.11.10 - 22:11

Catalonia, the day after

Artur Mas began his role as future president, announcing he will collaborate with all and that his first priority is “lifting up Catalonia”. The Socialist leader José Montilla rejected his Parliamentary seat. From Madrid, the People’s Party...
Artur Mas, CiU's leader and winner of the elections, voting this morning (by ACN)

28.11.10 - 21:39

More images and videos of the Election Day

Here you can find captions and videos of the Election Day, such as candidates voting, parties' headquarters, etc.
Elisabet Casamitjana in Brussels (by R. Correa)

25.11.10 - 22:49

'Living abroad is not an excuse for not voting'

CNA interviews five Catalans living overseas about how they feel about the Catalan elections and what they have done to get their ballot papers in on time
Alícia Sánchez-Camacho during this campaign (by P. Francesch)

23.11.10 - 23:45

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...
José Montilla, acting Catalan president and PSC's leader, assumes his defeat and announces his future resignation (By ACN)

29.11.10 - 01:53

Catalonia sends a strong message and changes political landscape

The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition, ‘Convergència i Unió’ (CiU) wins. The Centre-Right forces get a clear majority in the Catalan Parliament. The governing Left-Wing parties collapse. The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) gets the...
Alícia Sánchez Camacho in the PPC's final campaign event (by ACN)

26.11.10 - 22:53

Catalan citizens to decide on the future of Catalonia and Spain

The 7 years of the Left-Wing 3-party coalition may end on Sunday and CiU may once again rule the Catalan Government. Spain is looking carefully at these elections: the Socialists may collapse, the People’s Party may win seats thanks to its...
José Montilla, the PSC leader and the current Catalan President (by ACN)

25.11.10 - 22:25

Party review – PSC, the Catalan Socialist Party risks losing being the central pivot of Catalan politics

With polls predicting a considerable loss of seats and a large increase of support for the opposition party, the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) will very likely lose the Catalan presidency. In addition, the next municipal and Spanish elections also...
The candidates before the start of the debate (by R. Garrido)

22.11.10 - 22:30

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...
José Montilla, acting Catalan president and PSC's leader, assumes his defeat and announces his future resignation (By ACN)

28.11.10 - 22:00

Convergència i Unió (CiU), Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition, predicted at just below absolute majority

Exit polls predict that Artur Mas, CiU’s leader, will very likely be able to govern alone, with between 63-66 seats. The Catalan Socialist Party may collapse, losing more than 10 seats and getting between 24 and 27 seats. The parties in the...
Artur Mas, CiU's leader, in a campaign event (by ACN)

26.11.10 - 18:55

Party review – CiU, the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition

Convergència i Unió (CiU) will very likely win the elections and rule the Catalan Government. It is already the first party in the Catalan Parliament, with 48 seats (out of 135), and polls predict it could get a result just below the absolute...
Joan Puigcercós during a campaign speech in Lleida (by ACN)

24.11.10 - 23:16

Party review – ERC, the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party

The ERC is going through an inflexion. It was part of the Left-Wing 3-party coalition that ruled the Catalan Government for the last 7 years. After the trimming of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy by the Spanish Constitutional Court, the ERC is now...
Joan Herrera showing the support letter he received by some intellectuals (by J. Torné)

22.11.10 - 22:19

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...
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