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[1] political party. It is a member of the European Greens and a founding member of the European Federation of Green Parties.[3]

Ecologist Party "The Greens"
Partido Ecologista "Os Verdes"
LeaderHeloísa Apolónia
Founded19 May 1982 (1982-05-19)
HeadquartersRua da Boavista 83, 3.º Dto, 1200-066 Lisbon
NewspaperFolha Verde
Youth wingEcolojovem
Political positionLeft-wing[2]
National affiliationUnitary Democratic Coalition
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
European Parliament groupGreens–European Free Alliance
Colours  Green
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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). From 1987 onwards, it entered all the legislative, and municipal elections as part of Unitary Democratic Coalition, which also includes the 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, but, following the January 2022 election, it lost its parliamentary representation.[4][5]

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