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Independent Liberal Group (Spain)

Grupo Independiente Liberal, GIL

Last modified: 2010-03-20 by eugene ipavec
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[GIL party (Spain)]
image by Jaume Ollé, 12 Apr 2001

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GIL is a strange Spanish party that started winning some municipalities in southern Spain (most importantly Marbella) and later won the autonomous governments in Ceuta and Melilla [though it soon lost the latter]. Stars do not stand for municipalities or territories but for the number of players in a soccer team, thus standing for Atlético de Madrid, whose president Mr. Jesús Gil is simultaneously the leader of this party. The party's name has not got much to do with ideology but was selected mainly because its initials are the same as the leader's surname. (...) No explanation is given for the colours in the flag, that is a typical party flag, white with emblem.

Jaume Ollé, 12 Apr 2001