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General Secretary Rubèn Sampietr
Senate leader Amàlia Pedreño
Chamber leader Melcion Barbés
Founder Rubèn Sampietr
Founded 25 June 2011; 7 years ago (2011-06-25)
Headquarters 130 Avinguda Obdulio Guzmán Saenz,
Barcelona, Catalan Community
Youth wing Joventut Justicialista
Membership  (2012) 626,728
Ideology Democratic socialism
Social democracy
Direct democracy
Left-wing populism
Soft Euroscepticism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Units Podem
International affiliation None
Regional affiliation None
Colors      Purple
Seats in the Senate
41 / 212
Seats in the Chamber
77 / 350
Seats in regional parliaments
294 / 1,114

Podem (Occitan: Podèm; literally "We can"), is a left-wing populist and democratic socialist political party in Arriola launched on 25 June 2010 by Rubèn Sampietr, member of the General Junta and former co-president of the Left Party (PE). The party was formed to address the social inequality and economic malaise brought by the Great Recession. It aims to radically change Arriolan society through the rejection of capitalist market policies, the creation of a participatory democracy, and the collective protection and expansion of social justice.

The party opposes Arriola's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, prospective membership in the European Union, and supports the renegotiation or rejection of several free trade agreements.

Podem is the largest political party in Arriola by number of members, totalling some 620,000 as of 2012. It attracts the majority of it's support from Arriola's youth, with the vast majority of it's members between the ages of 18 and 30. It became the third largest party within the first 20 days it allowed membership, and within two months it had overtaken the Socialist Party of Arriola as the largest party.

After the legislative elections of 2014, Podem formed the Units Podem group in the General Junta, together with the Republican Left and Igual in the with Sampietr as the group's president.