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Canarian Coalition

Canarian Coalition
Coalición Canaria
Leader Claudina Morales
Founded February 1993
Headquarters C/ Buenos Aires 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
C/ Galcerán, 7-9 Edif. El Drago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ideology Regionalism[1]
Canarian nationalism
Conservatism
Political position Centre[1] or Centre-right[2][3]
Colours White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
Congress of Deputies
2 / 350
Spanish Senate
1 / 264
European Parliament
0 / 54
Canarian Parliament
18 / 60
Town councillors
300 / 1,382
Website
.org.coalicioncanariawww
Politics of Spain
Political parties
Elections

The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist,[4][5] Canarian nationalist,[6] and conservative[7] political party in Spain operating in the Canary Islands. The party aim is for greater autonomy for the islands but not independence.[8] The party has governed the Canary Islands since 1993. The current President of the Community is Paulino Rivero, while the party leader is Claudina Morales.

The coalition was formed in February 1993 from a grouping of five parties (the largest being the Canarian Independent Group) under one banner[8] and has governed the Canary Islands since 1993,[7] when it replaced the former Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) administration after a censure motion. After entering government, CC obtained the ability of the regional government to levy its own taxes and a law compensating the islands for their distance from the mainland.[8] The coalition became a single party in 2005.[7]

The party has twenty seats in the Canarian Parliament, the twenty-first seat belongs to the Agrupación Herreña Independiente, also an Canarian nationalist party that usually contests Canarian Elections in coalition with the Canarian Coalition, but as an independent, allied party. In the Cortes Generales, it has two deputies, and five senators, making it the third-largest Canarian party. It usually negotiates with the plurality party at the Cortes to form a majority in exchange of 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 Isles.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Election results 2
    • Congress of Deputies 2.1
  • See also 3
  • Footnotes 4
  • External links 5

History

The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Election results

Congress of Deputies

Year Votes Vote %
(Canaries)
Seats
1993 207,077 25.58 4
1996 220,418 25.09 4
2000 248,261 29.56 4
2004 235,221 24.33 3
2008 174,629 16.82 2
2011 143,550 15.46 2

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b "Parties and Elections in Europe, "Spain", The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck". Parties & Elections. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Rodríguez Borges, Rodrigo F. (2010). "Xenophobic discourse and agenda-setting. A case study in the press of the Canary Islands (Spain)" (PDF). Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (17–20): 222–230.  
  3. ^ Fernando León Solís (1 January 2003). Negotiating Spain and Catalonia: Competing Narratives of National Identity. Intellect Books. p. 127.  
  4. ^ John Coakley (13 September 2013). PATHWAYS FROM ETHNIC CONFLICT: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies. Routledge. p. 73.  
  5. ^ Stéphane Paquin; Guy LaChappelle (5 October 2005). Mastering Globalization: New Sub-States' Governance and Strategies. Routledge. p. 148.  
  6. ^ Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). p. 394.  
  7. ^ a b c Angel Smith (2 January 2009). Historical Dictionary of Spain. Scarecrow Press. p. 174.  
  8. ^ a b c Rodgers, Eamonn J. (1999). Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. New York: CRC. p. 442.  

External links

  • (Spanish) Canarian Coalition official site


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