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Together for Catalonia (2020)

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Together for Catalonia (Catalan: Junts per Catalunya, Junts)[14] is a Catalan political party established in July 2020 by former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, announced on 2 July as a result of the foundering of negotiations with the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT) over the re-organization of the post-convergent political space under the "Together for Catalonia" umbrella.[15] The party's founding congress took place between 25 July and 3 October,[16] after being launched on 18 July with the public presentation of its imagery and corporate identity by Elsa Artadi and Marta Madrenas.[7][17]

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Together for Catalonia
Junts per Catalunya
PresidentLaura Borràs
Secretary-GeneralJordi Turull
Vice PresidentAnna Erra
Josep Rius
Francesc de Dalmases
Aurora Madaula
FounderCarles Puigdemont
Founded18 July 2020 (2020-07-18)[1]
Registered11 July 2018 (2018-07-11)[2]
Merger ofNational Call for the Republic
Action for the Republic
Independence Rally
Catalan European Democratic Party (faction)
Split fromTogether for Catalonia (2017)
HeadquartersAvda. Diagonal, 505, 2º-1ª
08029, Barcelona
Membership (2020)Increase 5,128[3]
IdeologyCatalan independence[4]
Direct democracy[4]
Catch-all party[7][8]
Political positionCentre-right[9][10][11] to right-wing[12][13]
Colors  Turquoise
SloganJunts, per Catalunya
("Together, for Catalonia")
MembersSee list of members
European Parliament (Spanish seats)
3 / 59
Congress of Deputies (Catalan seats)
4 / 48
Spanish Senate (Catalan seats)
5 / 24
Parliament of Catalonia
32 / 135

The new Together for Catalonia was formed by the merger of the National Call for the Republic (CNxR),[18][19][20] the Action for the Republic (AxR),[21][22] The Greens–Green Alternative (EV–AV) and splinter elements from the PDeCAT[23][24] such as Independence Rally (,[25] but it also aims at the eventual incorporation of members from the Democrats of Catalonia (DC) and the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) parties.[26][27] The party is to co-exist with the old Together for Catalonia alliance as a result of the Puigdemont–PDeCAT clash over the trademark's property rights, with those of the party having been taken over by the former but the latter still retaining the rights over the electoral coalition and the public funding.[28][29]