Spain: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

PSOE

Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 121 seats.

The PSOE upholds socialist and social democratic values, including social justice, the promotion of workers' rights, and social security.

Sumar

Sum
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Government

Sumar is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 31 MPs.

Sumar emphasizes the values of openness, transparency, and citizen participation. The movement aims for a renewed political culture based on dialogue and cooperation.

Vox

Vox
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vox is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 33 seats.

Vox advocates for conservative values, including the strengthening of Spanish unity, the emphasis on national identity and sovereignty, and the rejection of separatism.

ERC

Republican Left of Catalonia
Regional interests
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

ERC (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) is a regional interest party that is currently represented in parliament with 7 seats.

ERC represents republican values and advocates for the independence of Catalonia from Spain. They emphasize the importance of Catalan culture and language.

Junts per Catalunya

Together for Catalonia
Regional interests
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

Junts per Catalunya is a regional interest party that is currently represented in parliament with 7 seats.

Junts per Catalunya represents the values of Catalan identity and autonomy. They advocate for the cultural and political recognition of Catalonia.

EH Bildu

Basque Country Gather
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

EH Bildu (Euskal Herria Bildu) is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 6 MPs.

Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco

Basque National Party
Centre-right
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 5 MPs.

Coalición Canaria

Canarian Coalition
Regional interests
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Coalición Canaria is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

Galego

Galician Nationalist Bloc
Left-wing
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Galego (Bloque Nacionalista Galego–Nós Candidatura Galega) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

UPN

Unión del Pueblo Navarro
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

UPN (Unión del Pueblo Navarro) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

CUP

Popular Unity Candidacy
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

CUP (Candidatura d'Unitat Popular) is a left party from Spain.

Podemos

We can
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

Podemos is a left party from Spain.