President of Esquerra Republicana: Oriol Junqueras

Secretary General: Marta Rovira

National Congress: the sovereign body of the party formed by all militants. This is held every four years and sets the party line. It chooses the President, the Secretary General, the vice secretary generals and the national secretaries.

National Council: the top decision-making body between congresses, it adjusts the party policy according to the line established by the previous National Congress.

National Conference: this updates the political strategy approved by the last National Congress or the last National Conference.

National Executive: the daily direction and adminis­tration of the party, meeting once a fortnight.

National Permanent: makes emergency decisions when the other bodies are unable to meet.

In the territorial area, Esquerra Republicana is organised with a structure expressed through local sections, and local, regional and territorial federations. The territorial federations are the decision-making bodies in Valencia, the Balearic and Pityusic Islands, as well as Northern Catalonia. All of the militants form part of these bodies.

On the sector level, there are national secretaries of specific areas which have the support of sector commissions.



Institutional representation of Esquerra Republicana

Parliament of Catalonia (2017)
Seats: 32, votes: 935,861 (21.4%)

Spanish Congress (2016)
MPs: 9; votes: 629,294 (18.2%)

Municipal areas (2015)
Councillors: 2,388; votes: 513,169 (16.4%) and more than 260 mayorships

Esquerra Republicana has 13 councillors in Valencia and 13 in the Balearic Islands.



International links

Esquerra Republicana is faithful to the Europea­nist tradition of political Catalanism and wishes to contribute to building the European project because it believes deeply in the values of democracy, equality, peace and solidarity. Esquerra Republicana works for a cohered Europe that reduces the weight of the states and deepens in its democracy.

Since the 1990s, Esquerra Republicana has therefore worked considerably in the international area, focused on promoting the people’s right to self-determination and recognising stateless nations such as Catalonia. It has woven a network of relationships with other European parties of stateless nations that share the same natio­nal and social objectives.

Esquerra Republicana is a member of the European Free Alliance, the European political party working to make reality of the “Europe of Peoples”. The EFA gat­hers more than 40 progressist nationalist, regionalist and autonomist parties representing stateless nations, regions and national minorities in Europe. These parti­es include the Scottish National Party, the Welsh Plaid Cymru and the Partitu di a Nazione Corsa (Corsica). From the Spanish state there is the Bloque Naciona­lista Galego (Galicia) and Eusko Alkartasuna (Basque Country), with which ERC has historically maintained a strong relationship.

The main activity of the European Free Alliance is to work on recognising nations’ right to self-deter­mination, human, civil and political rights, the internal expansion of the EU, the devolution of powers and the cultural and linguistic diversity of the European Union.

The European Free Alliance forms part of the Gre­ens/European Free Alliance Parliamentary group, the fifth force in the European Parliament.

The Esquerra Republicana temporary President for International Relations, Jordi Solé, is Secretary General of the European Free Alliance.

Esquerra Republicana won the last European Elec­tions (2014) and has two seats in the European Parliament.