Convergence for the Isles
Convergence for the Isles (Catalan: Convergència per les Illes) was a Balearic nationalist political party founded in March 2011 and merged into Proposta per les Illes in November 2012. The party's aim was to constitute a third pole in Balearic politics which—unlike the People's Party and the Socialists—would be nationalist and centrist. Convergence emerged from the dissolved Majorcan Union, which had been discredited through numerous allegations of corruption, and pledged to "make a clear and deep break with the past" One of the primary objectives of Convergence was to attain the highest level of self-government for the Balearic Islands through a Statute of Autonomy within the framework of the Spanish Constitution.
At the party's first elections, those at the autonomous community and municipal level in 2011, the party gained representation on 20 city councils in Majorca, a total of 65 municipal councillors and 8 mayors.
In November 2012, Convergence merged with three other Balearic regionalist and nationalist formations—Lliga Regionalista de les Illes Balears, Unió Menorquina and Es Nou Partit—to form Proposta per les Illes.
- Original: "romper clara y profundamente con el pasado". "UM se disuelve para dejar atrás corrupción y militantes crean nuevo partido (UM dissolves to move beyond corruption and activists create a new party)". ABC.es (in Spanish). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- "Convergència elige de forma unánime a Melià como su presidente (Convergence unanimously elects Melià as its president)". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). n.d. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- "La formación de Jaume Font y Josep Melià se denomina Proposta per les Illes (Jaume Font and Josep Melià's formation is to be called Proposta per les Illes)". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.