Ecologist Party "The Greens"
The Ecologist Party "The Greens" (Portuguese: Partido Ecologista "Os Verdes", pronounced [pɐɾˈtidu ekuluˈʒiʃtɐ uʒ ˈveɾdɨʃ], PEV) is a Portuguese eco-socialist political party. It is a member of the European Greens and a founding member of the European Federation of Green Parties.
|Founded||19 May 1982|
|Headquarters||Rua da Boavista 83, 3.º Dto, 1200-066 Lisbon|
|National affiliation||Unitary Democratic Coalition|
|European affiliation||European Green Party|
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
|European Parliament group||Greens–European Free Alliance|
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It was the first Portuguese ecologist party, and since its foundation, in 1982, PEV has had a close relationship with the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP). Since 1987 entered all the legislative, and municipal elections as part of Unitary Democratic Coalition, which also includes PCP. Between 1983 and 1987, PEV was part of the United People Alliance, to which the PCP also belonged. For this reason, PEV is often criticized for being an "appendage" of the PCP. People who expressed that opinion include former prime minister José Sócrates.
PEV holds many mandates in local assemblies and two seats in the Assembly of the Republic.