Proposta per les Illes

El PI – Proposta per les Illes
President Jaume Font[1]
1st Vice President Josep Melià[1]
2nd Vice President Fèlix Ripoll[1]
3rd Vice President Xicu Torres[1]
Founded November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)
Headquarters Carrer Aragó núm. 22 entresòl B, Palma[2]
Ideology Liberalism
Balearic regionalism
Political position Centre
Town councillors in the Balearic Islands
90 / 925
Balearic Parliament
3 / 59

El PI – Proposta per les Illes[1] (Catalan for "PI – Proposal for the Isles"; pi can also mean pine or pi in Catalan) is a liberal Balearic autonomist political party, formed in November 2012 from the merger of several nationalist and regionalist parties: Convergència per les Illes (the successor of the Majorcan Union), the Lliga Regionalista de les Illes Balears, the Unió Menorquina and Es Nou Partit.[3] The party's two main leaders are Jaume Font (erstwhile leader of the Lliga Regionalista) and Josep Melià (erstwhile leader of Convergència). As the merger of parties from Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza, PI will have elected representatives on each of these three islands, including 6 mayors and 82 councillors in 34 municipalities.[4]

PI claims to seek political dialogue and moderation, rejecting what it considers dogmatism and political posturing, while defining its own values as centrist and autonomist. While defending the Spanish Constitution and the Balearic Islands' Statute of Autonomy, the party also aims to promote the language, culture and traditions of the islands as well as its natural resources.[3] PI defines itself as "socially and politically a big tent, balearista political formation with a tendency to centrism".[2]

While accepting the need to eventually reduce the deficits in public spending, PI has issued a statement critical of the Balearic government's announced intention to raise new taxes.[5]

The party's regionalist and nationalist roots, and its continued emphasis on promoting Balearic autonomy and the Catalan language as the "unforsakeable badge of identity of our community",[2] place it within the ambit of moderate Catalan nationalism in the Balearic Islands.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Presentació de El PI - Proposta per les Illes" (in Catalan). Es Nou Partit. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 "Estatuts "El PI – Proposta per les Illes" definitiu versio català" (PDF) (in Catalan). El PI – Proposta per les Illes. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  3. 1 2 "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.
  4. "Neix Proposta per les Illes, un partit "balearista, centrista i defensor del català"" (in Catalan). Es Nou Partit. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  5. "El PI-Proposta per les Illes Balears defensa la contenció de la pressió fiscal a Balears" (in Catalan). Es Nou Partit. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.

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