Canarian Coalition

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Canarian Coalition
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]
Political position Centre[1] or Centre-right[2]
Colours White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
Congress of Deputies
2 / 350
Spanish Senate
1 / 264
European Parliament
0 / 50
Canarian Parliament
20 / 60
Website
www.coalicioncanaria.org
Politics of Spain
Political parties
Elections

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.

History[edit]

The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Election results[edit]

Congress of Deputies[edit]

Year Votes Vote %
(Canaries)
Seats
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

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Footnotes[edit]

  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)". Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (17–20): 222–230. doi:10.4185/RLCS-65-2010-895-222-230-EN. 
  3. ^ a b c Rodgers, Eamonn J. (1999). Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. New York: CRC. p. 442. ISBN 978-0-415-13187-2. 

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