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Euskal Herritarrok (Basque for "We, the Basque citizens") was a coalition created in 1998 that replaced Herri Batasuna. It was intended as an expansion of this coalition to include a wider spectrum of sympathizers. The name played with the rather usual acronym EH that also means Euskal Herria: the Basque Country. Basque (native name: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Batasuna (Unity) is a Basque political party based mainly in Spain but with a French presence, which is presumed to be associated with the Basque separatist armed group ETA. Their relation is similar to that of Northern Irelands Sinn Féin and the IRA. History and outline The party... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


That year, Euskal Herritarrok obtained 14 deputies in the Basque Parliament with 18% of popular support (one of the highest ever for the Nationalist Left). In 1999 it signed a pact to support the government of Juan José Ibarretxe (EAJ-PNV). The agreement broke in 2000 after the failure of a year-long ETA truce (see: Lizarra Agreement) on which they accused each other of being resposible. The Basque Parliament (Castillian Spanish Parlamento Vasco, Basque Eusko Legebiltzarra) is the autonomous legislative body of the Basque Country and the elected assembly before which the Basque Government is responsible. ... The Basque National Liberation Movement (Spanish: Movimiento de Liberación Nacional Vasco, MLNV; Basque: Euskal Herri Askapenerako Mugimendua) is an umbrella term that comprises all social, political and military organisations that oribited around the ideas of ETA. The wide variety of organisations and their different levels of belonging to this... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Juan José Ibarretxe Juan José Ibarretxe Markuartu (born May 15, 1957) is a Basque politician. ... The Basque Nationalist Party is a political party in the Basque region of Spain. ... ETA symbol or ETA (Basque for Basque Homeland and Freedom; IPA pronunciation: [), is a Basque nationalist paramilitary organization founded in 1959. ...


After these events Herri Batasuna started a new process of debate that ended in the formation of Batasuna and the split of Aralar. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aralar is a Basque nationalist political group in Spain. ...


See also

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Image File history File links Portal. ... Batasuna (Unity) is a Basque political party based mainly in Spain but with a French presence, which is presumed to be associated with the Basque separatist armed group ETA. Their relation is similar to that of Northern Irelands Sinn Féin and the IRA. History and outline The party... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aralar is a Basque nationalist political group in Spain. ... Zutik symbol Zutik is a political party in Basque Country, Spain. ... ETA symbol or ETA (Basque for Basque Homeland and Freedom; IPA pronunciation: [), is a Basque nationalist paramilitary organization founded in 1959. ...

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