In Marea He Disappears After Leading The Opposition In Galicia For Four Years

In Marea it reaches the end of its path after almost five years of existence. A five-year period in which the formation was born driven by Podemos, Anova and municipal tides, it burst as a second force in Galicia, led the opposition to the PP and was consumed between internal schisms before reaching its second regional elections. In the assembly called this Saturday to decide its future, 52 people have participated, of which 79% have decided to dissolve the party, although not immediately.

As explained by the spokesperson for En Marea and candidate in the last regional elections with the Marea Galeguista coalition, Pancho Casal, the formation will maintain a certain structure of the organization to give support to related municipal candidates that have a presence in different municipalities in Galicia. Both Casal and the other En Marea spokesperson, María Chao, indicated that the training does not want to “be an obstacle” for the emergence of “a new project” in the political space that it leaves. According to Casal, as soon as this “new project” exists, En Marea will certify its dissolution, for which it has already started the procedures.


The internal discrepancies that En Marea dragged on during a good part of the last legislature exploded in the summer of 2019, less than a year before the elections that were scheduled for the first half of 2020. The parliamentary group broke down and its spokesman, Luís Villares and three other deputies went to the mixed group but kept the name of En Marea while the rest of the parliamentarians – from the Podemos current, Esquerda Unida, Anova and tides – were constituted as a Común da Esquerda group. The last discussion was the appointment of the senator by autonomic designation that corresponded to the formation that led the opposition in Parliament, although the break had been de facto for months.

At the last elections in July, the current representatives of En Marea – already without Luís Villares who left politics last February – appeared in a coalition with Compromiso por Galicia, the Galeguista Party and some thirty local tides, while Común da Esquerda became Galicia en Común. Both were left without representation in the Galician Parliament, where the “disruptive left”, under other formulas, had had representation since 2012.



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