United Left of Asturias
Izquierda Xunida d'Asturies
General CoordinatorManuel González Orviz
Founded1993 (1993)
Merger ofCommunist Party of Asturias
Izquierda Abierta
Communist Youth of Asturies
Republican Left
Independents
Lliberación(1991-2010)
Party of Socialist Action (1986-2001)
Progressive Federation (1986-1988)
Carlist Party of Asturies (1986-1987)
Humanist Party (1986)
HeadquartersPlaza Alfonso II el Casto 3, 2º Oviedo, Asturies
Membership (2014)2,300 official members[1] and 2,100 sympathizers[2]
IdeologySocialism
Anticapitalism
Communism
Republicanism
Asturianism
Feminism
Federalism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationUnited Left
General Junta
2 / 45
Mayors[3]
9 / 78
Local seats[a]
106 / 928
Website
izquierdaxunida.com

United Left of Asturias (Asturian: Izquierda Xunida d'Asturies, Spanish: Izquierda Unida de Asturias. IU–IX) is the Asturian federation of the Spanish left wing political and social movement United Left. Manuel González Orviz is the current General Coordinator. The Communist Party of Asturias (PCA, Asturian federation of PCE) and Izquierda Abierta (led by the Asturian MP Gaspar Llamazares) are the major members of the coalition.

It has 5 deputies in the Assembly of the Principality of Asturias and one MP (Gaspar Llamazares) in the Congreso de los Diputados, which is integrated in the Parliamentary Group of the Plural Left. Asturies was the autonomy were IU achieved the best results in the general elections of 2011, with the 13.27% of the vote.

Electoral performance

General Junta of the Principality of Asturias

Election Votes Seats Status in legislature
# % ±pp # ± Size Status Period
1987 69,175 12.1% +1.0
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4th Opposition 1987–1991
1991 78,982 14.8% +2.7
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2
3rd Confidence and supply 1991–1993
  1993–2003
1995 106,538 16.4% +1.6
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3rd Opposition
1999 55,747 9.0% –7.4
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3
3rd
2003* 68,360 11.0% +2.0
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3rd Government 2003–2007
2007** 58,144 9.7% –1.3
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0
3rd Opposition 2007–2008
Government 2008–2011
2011*** 61,703 10.3% +0.6
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4th Opposition 2011–2012
2012 69,118 13.8% +3.5
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4th Confidence and supply 2012–2013
Opposition 2013–2015
2015 64,868 11.9% –1.9
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4th Confidence and supply 2015–2019
2019**** 34,776 6.6% –5.3
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3
5th Opposition 2019–

References

Notes

  1. ^ Not including those gained in coalitions with Podemos Asturias or Compromisu por Asturies.