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The People's Party of Galicia
Galician is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community located in northwestern Spain, where it is co-official with Castilian Spanish, as well as in border zones of the neighbouring territories of Asturias and Castile and León.Modern Galician and...
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...
: Partido Popular de Galicia
parˈtiðo popuˈlar ðe ɣaˈliθja, PPdeG
peˈpe ðe ˈɣa) is a centre-right
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political party in Galicia, Spain
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. It is the Galician affiliate of the Spanish People's Party
The People's Party is a conservative political party in Spain.The People's Party was a re-foundation in 1989 of the People's Alliance , a party led and founded by Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a former Minister of Tourism during Francisco Franco's dictatorship...
Prior to the 2005 Galician elections
Parliamentary elections were held in Galicia on 19 June 2005 to elect members to the Parliament of Galicia. The People's Party lost their absolute majority, and the Socialist Party of Galicia formed a coalition with the Galician Nationalist Bloc to take control of La Xunta....
, the PPdeG had been in power for 15 years. In the election the party won one seat shy of an absolute majority. The other two parties with deputies (Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party is a social-democratic political party in Spain. Its political position is Centre-left. The PSOE is the former ruling party of Spain, until beaten in the elections of November 2011 and the second oldest, exceeded only by the Partido Carlista, founded in...
and Galician Nationalist Bloc) were then able to form a governing coalition.
The party has returned to power in the 2009 Galician elections
The Galician parliamentary election of 2009 was held on Sunday, 1 March 2009 to elect members to the Galician Parliament.The election saw the People's Party of Galicia retake control of the parliament from the coalition of the Socialists and the Galician Nationalist Bloc, with a majority of 1 seat...