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|President||Pedro Manuel Soriano|
|Founded||January 1982, 19|
|Merger of||Tierra Comunera|
Progress Party of the Cities of Castile and León
|Headquarters||C/ Valdemoro, 1 bajo, 09001, Burgos, Castilla y León|
|Youth wing||Castilla Joven|
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The Castilian Party (Partido Castellano or PCAS in Spanish) is a Spanish political party resulting from the union of several Castilian nationalist and regionalist political parties from Castile and León, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid and Castile-La Mancha. The most relevant of the components is Tierra Comunera.
The Castilian party wishes to be an alternative to the classic two-party system in Castile. They also stand up for the Castilian historical heritage and the environment. From their foundational congress on October 24, 2009, in Toledo onwards, their ideology has been federalist and Castilian nationalist. For this reason, they intend to recover the dissolved sense of Castilian identity and to turn Castile into Spain's financial and political engine by overcoming Castilian endemic problems like depopulation, population aging, youth emigration, and despotism. All these problems have been publicly denounced by this party. The party seeks to recover the political union of Castile, nowadays split into five regions: Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Madrid, Cantabria and La Rioja. They are in the pursuit of unifying these five territories and merging them into a single territory called Castile.
In July 2010, the party announced to run for the Catalan regional parliament election with the name of Castilian Party-Party of the cultures of Catalonia.
In the Spanish general election 2011, the party ran for the election in association with the Cantabrian Regionalist Party.
Since the party creation, there were two very different political currents: one a lot more official (which supported the union of the whole of Castile), and another much proner to regionalist ideas (which supported the political reality in force). During the party congress in October 2011, a majority of party members unanimously approved a new sort of political strategy and changed the former name "Party of Castile and León" for simply the "Castilian Party". This initiative was promoted and supported by the party directorate and caused the regionalist current to quit the party. The splinter group decided to found a new party called PRCAL (Regionalist Party of Castile and León).
The new party intends to remain within the Autonomous Community of Castile and Léon as distinct from the Castilian party who does not. The Castilian party intends to merge Castile and León, Madrid, Castile-La Mancha, La Rioja, and Cantabria into a bigger one.
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- Tierra Comunera se refundará en enero como Partido Castellano, ABC, 23 de diciembre de 2008.
- Tierra Comunera se refunda como PCAS y Mariano Fuente es elegido presidente Archived 2013-12-18 at the Wayback Machine, ABC, 25 de octubre de 2009.
- El PCAL presentará candidaturas en las próximas Elecciones Autonómicas de Cataluña, 20 minutos, 20 de julio de 2010.
- El Partido de Castilla y León (PCAL) estará en la coalición del PRC Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, ABC, 2 de septiembre de 2011.
- La presentación del PRCAL oficializa la escisión en el Partido Castellano Archived 2013-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, El Correo de Burgos, 1 de febrero de 2012.
- Web del PCAS(in Spanish)
- Web del PCAL(in Spanish)
- Siete partidos regionales se unen en PCAL(in Spanish)
- El Partido de Castilla y León (PCAL) presenta en Valladolid su gestora regional.(Marzo de 2009)(in Spanish)