People's Party (Spain)

political party in Spain
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The People's Party[1] (Spanish: Partido Popular [paɾˈtiðo popuˈlaɾ] (About this soundlisten); known mostly by its acronym, PP [peˈpe]) is a conservative[2][3] and Christian-democratic[3][4] political party in Spain.

The People's Party was founded in 1989 from the People's Alliance (AP). This party was created as a more centre-right party instead of a far-right party.[3]


  1. Ávila López, E. (2016) Modern Spain, p. 85 ISBN 978-1-61069-600-5
  2. Ersson, Svante; Lane, Jan-Erik (1998). Politics and Society in Western Europe (4th ed.). SAGE. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7619-5862-8. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hloušek, Vít; Kopeček, Lubomír (2010). Origin, Ideology and Transformation of Political Parties: East-Central and Western Europe Compared. Ashgate. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-7546-7840-3. From its original emphasis on a 'united and Catholic Spain', in the 1980s and 1990s it gradually evolved under the leadership of José Maria Aznar into a pragmatically-oriented conservative formation, with Christian democratic and, even more strongly, economically liberal elements.
  4. Magone, José María (2003). The Politics of Southern Europe: Integration Into the European Union. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-275-97787-0.