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Coalición Canaria

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 Liberalism,
Canarian nationalism
Political position Centre[1] or Centre-right[2]
Colours White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
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The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria), abbreviated to CC, is a Canarian nationalist political party in the Canary Islands. The party aim is for greater autonomy for the islands but not independence.[3] 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.[3] It has governed the Canary Islands since 1993, when it replaced the former Spanish Socialist Workers' Party 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.[3]

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 Colaition, 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.


The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

  • Canarian Independent Group (Agrupaciones Independientes de Canarias)
  • Canarian Nationalist Initiative (Iniciativa Canaria Nacionalista)
  • Asamblea Majorera (AM)
  • Canarian Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista Canario) (until 2007)
  • Centro Canario Independiente (CCI), predecessor of the Centro Canario (CCN)
  • Agrupación Tinerfeña de Independientes (ATI)

Election results

Congress of Deputies

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

See also


External links

  • (Spanish) Canarian Coalition official site
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