Spain: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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

PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 120 seats. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, wants to invest more in public services, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

Current polls have PSOE coming in at 24.9% - a loss of -3.1 since the last election.

Name Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Translation Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 120 / 349
Current poll value 24.9 (-3.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More investment in public services
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More civil liberties
All information at a glance: PSOE

Vox

Vox

Vox is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 52 seats.

In the current election trend, Vox reaches 15.1% of the votes.

Name Vox
Seats in parliament 52 / 349
Current poll value 15.1 (0 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: Vox

Unidos Podemos

United We Can

Unidos Podemos is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 35 MPs.

Current polls show Unidos Podemos at 10.6. That's a loss of -2.3 compared to the last election.

Name Unidos Podemos
Translation United We Can
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Seats in parliament 35 / 349
Current poll value 10.6 (-2.3 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
Government Part of the government
All information at a glance: Unidos Podemos

ERC

Republican Left of Catalonia

ERC (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) is a regional interest party that is currently represented in parliament with 13 seats.

Current polls have ERC coming in at 3.0% - a loss of -0.6 since the last election.

Name Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya
Translation Republican Left of Catalonia
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 13 / 349
Current poll value 3.0 (-0.6 since last election )
Political orientation Regional interests
All information at a glance: ERC

Ciudadanos

Citizens-Party of the Citizenry

Ciudadanos (Ciudadanos–Partido de la Ciudadanía) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.

In the current election trend, Ciudadanos comes in at 2.0%, losing -4.8 compared to the last election.

Name Ciudadanos–Partido de la Ciudadanía
Translation Citizens-Party of the Citizenry
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 10 / 349
Current poll value 2.0 (-4.8 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Ciudadanos

Junts per Catalunya

Together for Catalonia

Junts per Catalunya is a regional interest party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.

Current polls have Junts per Catalunya coming in at 1.8% - a loss of -0.4 since the last election.

Name Junts per Catalunya
Translation Together for Catalonia
Seats in parliament 8 / 349
Current poll value 1.8 (-0.4 since last election )
Political orientation Regional interests
All information at a glance: Junts per Catalunya

Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco

Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco

Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 6 MPs.

In the current election trend, Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco comes in at 1.5%, losing -0.1 compared to the last election.

Name Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco
Seats in parliament 6 / 349
Current poll value 1.5 (-0.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea/Partido Nacionalista Vasco

EH Bildu

Euskal Herria Bildu

EH Bildu (Euskal Herria Bildu) is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 5 MPs.

Compared to the last election, EH Bildu scores an increase of +0.1 and comes in at 1.2%.

Name Euskal Herria Bildu
Seats in parliament 5 / 349
Current poll value 1.2 (+0.1 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: EH Bildu

Más País

More land

Más País (País) is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats.

In the current election trend, Más País reaches 2.4% of the votes.

Name País
Translation More land
Seats in parliament 3 / 349
Current poll value 2.4 (0 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: Más País

CUP

Candidatura d'Unitat Popular

CUP (Candidatura d'Unitat Popular) is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 2 MPs.

Name Candidatura d'Unitat Popular
Seats in parliament 2 / 349
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: CUP

Coalición Canaria–Partido Nacionalista Canario

Coalición Canaria–Partido Nacionalista Canario

Coalición Canaria–Partido Nacionalista Canario is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 2 MPs.

Name Coalición Canaria–Partido Nacionalista Canario
Seats in parliament 2 / 349
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Coalición Canaria–Partido Nacionalista Canario

UPN

Unión del Pueblo Navarro

UPN (Unión del Pueblo Navarro) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 2 MPs.

Name Unión del Pueblo Navarro
Seats in parliament 2 / 349
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: UPN

Galego

Bloque Nacionalista Galego–Nós Candidatura Galega

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

Name Bloque Nacionalista Galego–Nós Candidatura Galega
Seats in parliament 1 / 349
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: Galego

PRC

Partido Regionalista de Cantabria

PRC (Partido Regionalista de Cantabria) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

Name Partido Regionalista de Cantabria
Seats in parliament 1 / 349
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: PRC

¡Teruel Existe!

Teruel Exists!

¡Teruel Existe! is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

Name ¡Teruel Existe!
Translation Teruel Exists!
Seats in parliament 1 / 349
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: ¡Teruel Existe!

Coalició Compromís

Coalició Compromís

Coalició Compromís is a left party from Spain.

Name Coalició Compromís
Seats in parliament 0 / 349
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: Coalició Compromís

PACMA

Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal

PACMA (Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal) is a party of undefinable orientation from Spain.

Name Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal
Seats in parliament 0 / 349
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: PACMA

Partit Demòcrata Europeu Català

Catalan European Democratic Party

Partit Demòcrata Europeu Català is a regional interest party from Spain.

Name Partit Demòcrata Europeu Català
Translation Catalan European Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament Non-Inscrits
Seats in parliament 0 / 349
Political orientation Regional interests
All information at a glance: Partit Demòcrata Europeu Català

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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