Majorcan Union

Mallorcan Union
Unió Mallorquina
Leader Josep Melià Ques
Founded October 1982
Headquarters C/sindicat 21, ES-07002 Palma (Majorca)
Ideology Liberalism,
Conservative liberalism,
Balearic regionalism
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation Liberal International
European affiliation None
European Parliament Group None
Official colours Blue
Local Government
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Parliament of the Balearic Islands
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Congress of Deputies
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Spanish Senate
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European Parliament
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Politics of Spain
Political parties

The Majorcan Union (Catalan: Unió Mallorquina, UM; IPA: [uniˈo məʎorˈcinə]) is a regional liberal party on the island of Majorca, Spain. It was founded in October 1982, as a nationalist continuation of the then disintegrating Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD). The main founder was Jeroni Albertí Picornell.

In 1993 it merged with the Unió Independent de Mallorca and Convergència Balear. Since then it has forged alliances with Independents per Menorca and Unió Centristes de Menorca.

As a centre party, it has supported People's Party governments (1987) in the Balearic Islands but also the left-wing coalition, led by the socialist Francesc Antich (Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE), which replaced the People's Party in 1999. UM was once again was the key element to give the presidency back to Francesc Antich after the regional elections to the Balearic Island parliament held in 2007.

Unió Mallorquina is a member of Liberal International. The current president (2010) is Josep Melià i Ques.[1]

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