People's Party (Spain)

political party in Spain

The People's Party[11] (Spanish: Partido Popular [paɾˈtiðo popuˈlaɾ] (audio speaker iconlisten); known mostly by its acronym, PP [peˈpe]) is a conservative[1][2] and Christian-democratic[2][6] political party in Spain.

People's Party
Partido Popular
Founded20 January 1989 (1989-01-20)
Political positionCentre-right[8][9] to right-wing[10]

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.[2]


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