Tuesday 4th December 2012
The Candidatura de Unitat Popular - Alternativa d’Esquerres (CUP-AE – Popular Unity Candidature-Left Alternative) has achieved a strong breakthrough in the Catalan parliamentary elections. 126,219 people voted for a clear alternative that seeks change: a candidature organised from the rank and file, capable of breaking the anti-democratic dynamic of the electoral blocks by means of militant activism. Over 450 meetings, street stands, posters stuck up everywhere and electoral vans have enabled another way of understanding politics in order to reach thousands, reinvigorate left-wing politics from below in a way that is a long distance from traditional politics.
This is a shortened version of the statement. Full statement in Catalan and Spanish below.
We in En lucha applaud the results of the CUP-AE, the electoral front in which we have participated. Once again working in unity proved the best tool for mobilising. More than 100,000 people have identified with a ...