United People's Syndicate

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United People's Syndicate
Sindicat Popular Unificat
PresidentJoan Hereu i Coma
General SecretaryDomènec Saints i Lluçà
Honorary presidentFrancesc Julià de Caïdot
Founded1920
HeadquartersNord-Horovitz
Membership  (2018)5
IdeologyNationalism
Populism
Statism
Conservatism
Republicanism
Political positionCentrism, Big tent
National affiliationNew Center Coalition (CNC)
Official colorsDark Blue, orange
Seats in the Parlament de Caïd
2 / 8
In the New Center Coalition

The United People's Syndicate (Catalan: Sindicat Popular Unificat) is a political party created by the popular revolution independence of Caïd in 1920. The movement has been considered to be nationalist and populist.

In 2017, the party forms a coalition called New Center Coalition (CNC) with the Liberals and the Tortimerists.

History

The party was formed in 1920, in France. It was created by people close to General Caïdot at the beginning of the revolution and subsequent declaration of independence. Despite having been founded under his directives, General Caïdot never played in the party. In its beginnings, the party defended fascist postulates, until after World War II. After the conflict, the party tried to approach Gaullism and the allies. From 1922 to 1973 it was the only legal political party in the Republic of Caïd, acting as a single-party regime. After the death of General Caïdot and the provisional government of Artur Marfany, the party ceased to be the only legal one in Caïd when Tortimer Kappa came to power, who founded his own party called the Democratic Tortimerist Party. In August 2013, after the withdrawal of President Tortimer, Lluís Saints i Raventós is named president of the Republic of Caïd. From Artur Marfany in 1969, Lluís Saints was the first president of the SPU.

In 2017, Lluís Saints leaves the presidency of the party, being named president Joan Hereu, then President of Caïd. Similarly, Domènec Saints, son of Lluís Saints, was named general secretary of the party. As general secretary, Domènec Saints conditioned a shift to the right of the party, reinforcing the conservative and nationalist discourse. Likewise, he was also in favour of breaking the electoral coalition with the Liberals to attend the 2019 elections alone. All these changes and positions created discomfort within certain sectors of the party more progressive and social liberal. This sector was headed by the president of the party, Joan Hereu, who expressed in public his intention to hold together the centrist coalition. All the internal discomfort in the party only worsened when in the elections of 2018 the centrist coalition did not improve its previous results. Domènec Saints affirmed that those electoral results were due to the fact that the coalition was already worn out and also said that the SPU alone would have obtained better results.

Electoral results

Election Number of seats in the Parlament de Caïd +/-
2016
4 / 12
-
2017
1 / 8
In the CNC
3
2018
1 / 8
In the CNC