Parliament of the Canary Islands

The Parliament of the Canary Islands is the regional legislature of the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. The Parliament has sixty members and members serve on four-year terms. The parliament is based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, one of the Canaries' two capitals.

Parliament of the Canary Islands

Parlamento de las Islas Canarias
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Type
Type
HousesUnicameral
Leadership
President
Structure
Seats60
CanariesParliamentDiagram2015
Political groups
Government (18)

Confidence and supply (3)

  •      ASG (3)

Opposition (39)

Elections
Last election
24 May 2015
Meeting place
Parlamento 05
Parliamentary Chamber, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Website
www.parcan.es

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Coordinates: 28°28′03″N 16°15′06″W / 28.46750°N 16.25167°W

1991 Canarian regional election

The 1991 Canarian regional election was held on Sunday, 26 May 1991, to elect the 3rd Parliament of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. All 60 seats in the Parliament were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with regional elections in twelve other autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain.

2003 Canarian regional election

The 2003 Canarian regional election was held on Sunday, 25 May 2003, to elect the 6th Parliament of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. All 60 seats in the Parliament were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with regional elections in twelve other autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain.

Canarian Coalition

The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist, Canarian nationalist, conservative political party in Spain operating in the Canary Islands. The party aim is for greater autonomy for the islands but not independence. The party has governed the Canary Islands since 1993.

It usually negotiates with the plurality party at the Cortes to form a majority in exchange for resources for the islands. It also governs the local administrations of Tenerife, La Palma, and Fuerteventura, as well as having majority control in most of the town councils on the Canary Islands.

Carolina Darias San Sebastián

Carolina Darias San Sebastián is a Spanish politician affiliated to the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and current Speaker of the Parliament of the Canary Islands.

El Hierro (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

El Hierro is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 3 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of El Hierro. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

Fernando Clavijo Batlle

Fernando Clavijo Batlle (born 10 August 1971 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain) is a Spanish politician. A member of the Canarian Coalition, he is the current president of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands since 2015.

Fuerteventura (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

Fuerteventura is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 7 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of Fuerteventura. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

Gran Canaria (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

Gran Canaria is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 15 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of Gran Canaria. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

Independent Herrenian Group

The Independent Herrenian Group (Spanish: Agrupación Herreña Independiente, AHI) is a regionalist and Canarian nationalist political party in El Hierro. AHI was created in 1979, and has ruled the island since then, with the exception of the 1991-1995 period.

The party is generally associated with Canarian Coalition.

Jerónimo Saavedra

Jerónimo Saavedra Acevedo (born 3 July 1936 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish politician. He served as President of the Canary Islands from 1982 to 1987, and again from 1991 to 1993.

La Gomera (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

La Gomera is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 4 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of La Gomera. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

La Palma (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

La Palma is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 8 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of La Palma. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

Lanzarote (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

Lanzarote is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 8 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of Lanzarote. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

Manuel Hermoso

Manuel Antonio Hermoso Rojas (San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 24 June 1935) is a Canarian politician. He ran for mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife from 1979 until 1991 and the fourth president of the Canary Islands Autonomous Region between 1993 and 1999. He represents the Canarian Coalition party and was the first politician ever to bring his party and himself into power in 1993 he later succeeded after the elections by another Canarian Coalition politician Román Rodríguez Rodríguez in 1999.

New Canaries

New Canaries (Spanish: Nueva Canarias) is a centre-left Canarian nationalist political party representing the Canary Islands territory of Spain. The party holds Observer status in the European Free Alliance.

Paulino Rivero

Paulino Rivero Baute (born 11 February 1952 in El Sauzal, Tenerife, Spain) is a Spanish politician and teacher. A member of the Canarian Coalition, he is the former president of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.

Román Rodríguez Rodríguez

Román Rodríguez Rodríguez (born 1 March 1956, in San Nicolás de Tolentino) is a Canarian politician who was the president of the Canary Islands between 1999 and 2003. He was licensed in medicine at the University of La Laguna. He worked as a medical assistant for one year and as a university professor.

During the 1980s, he took part in antimilitarist and social movements. In 1991, he joined Iniciativa Canaria (ICAN), an organization which in 1993 merged with the Canarian Coalition (CC).

He was director general of the Sanitary Assistance between 1993 and 1995. In 1995, he was elected as general director of the Canarian Health Service.

In the 2004 general election, he represented the Canarian Coalition.

In 2004, as the internal tensions within the Canarian Coalition became more evident, Román Rodríguez Rodríguez headed a faction critical of the coalition, forming a new political group called Nueva Canarias. Nevertheless, in the Spanish Congress of Deputies, he continues to sit as a member of the parliamentary group of the Canarian Coalition.

Socialist Party of the Canaries

The Socialist Party of the Canaries (Spanish: Partido Socialista de Canarias, PSC-PSOE) is the Canarian federation of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), the main centre-left party in Spain since the 1970s.

Tenerife (Parliament of the Canary Islands constituency)

Tenerife is one of the seven constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. The constituency currently elects 15 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the island of Tenerife. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 30 percent in the constituency or 6 percent regionally.

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