Parliament of Andalusia

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Parlamento de Andalucía
Parliament of Andalusia
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Leadership
Manuel GraciaPSOE
since 2012
Majority leader
Mario Jiménez, PSOE
since 2010
Minority leader
Juan Ignacio ZoidoPP
since 2012
Structure
Seats 109
Political groups

Government parties

Opposition party

Elections
Last election
March 25, 2012
Next election
2016 or earlier
Meeting place
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Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, Seville
Website
http://www.parlamentodeandalucia.es

The Andalusian Parliament is the legislature of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Andalusia instituted by the Andalusian Charter of Autonomy of 1981. It is elected by the residents in Andalusia every four years. The Andalusian Parliament is, with the Basque, Catalonian and the Galician parliaments, one of the four regional legislatures in Spain that can call for elections independent of the regional and municipal elections, upon decision to dissolve the house by the Regional President.

Functions of the Andalusian Parliament[edit]

  • To elect the President of Andalusia.
  • To pass the Andalusian regional legislation in the business of its competence.
  • To pass the Budget of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia
  • To control the action of the Andalusian Regional Government Administration and the autonomous agencies, public companies and all other bodies answerable to it. Such as
    • The Local Authorities in the Andalusian territory, as well as the autonomous agencies and public companies answerable to them.
    • Andalusian Public Universities.
    • Andalusian Chambers of Commerce and other institutions mostly financed by public funds.

Membership[edit]

The current parliament

The Andalusian Parliament consists of 109 Members of the Andalusian Parliament, elected for four year terms in proportional party lists using the D'Hondt method in eight constituencies, being each one of the Andalusian provinces. If more than five MPs are elected for any party they will form a Parliamentary Group.

After the 2012 elections, an agreement between the Socialist Party and United Left-The Greens, spanning 59 of the 109 seats, supports a government led by Susana Díaz. The right-wing formation People's Party won the election but was unable to form a government, since they only got 50 seats, five short of the absolute majority. Previous president José Antonio Griñán resigned in September 2013.

Parties in the Parliament of Andalusia
Party Leader Spokesperson Seats
Government Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia Mario Jiménez Francisco Álvarez de la Chica 47
United Left-The Greens-Call for Andalusia Diego Valderas José A. Castro Román 12
Opposition People's Party Juan Ignacio Zoido Carlos Rojas 50

Location[edit]

The seat of the Andalusian Parliament is located in Seville, the capital city of Andalusia.

Its building is the former Hospital of the Cinco Llagas ("Five Wounds"). Built in 1546 by order of Don Fadrique Enríquez de Ribera. It was designed by Martín de Gainza. The building was used as a hospital until 1972. In 1986 the plans for turning the building into the headquarters of Andalusia's parliament were drawn up, and the building was inaugurated as the seat of the Andalusian Parliament on 28 February 1992, the (Día de Andalucía).

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