|Headquarters||C/ Buenos Aires 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
C/ Galcerán, 7-9 Edif. El Drago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
|Political position||Centre or Centre-right|
|Colours||White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)|
|Congress of Deputies|
|Politics of Spain
The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist, Canarian nationalist, and 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. 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 and has governed the Canary Islands since 1993, 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. The coalition became a single party in 2005.
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)
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