2019 Andorran parliamentary election

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2019 Andorran parliamentary election

← 2015 7 April 2019

All 28 seats in the General Council
  First party Second party
  Xavier Espot Zamora Andorra Estònia (cropped).jpg
Leader Xavier Espot Zamora Pere López Agràs
Party DA PS
Leader since 12 December 2018 1 October 2014
Leader's seat None National
Last election 15 seats 3 seats
Seats won 11 7
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 4
Popular vote 6,248 5,445

  Third party Fourth party
  Jordi Gallardo (retallat).png
Leader Jordi Gallardo Josep Pintat Forné
Party L'A TVUL
Leader since 8 December 2017
Leader's seat National
Last election 6 seats 2 seats
Seats won 4 4
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2
Popular vote 2,219 1,853

Map of 2019 Andorran parliamentary election.svg
Popular vote by Parish and National Lists. As this is a election using parallel voting, seat totals are determined by total popular vote as well as by results in each Parish.

Prime Minister before election

Antoni Martí
DA

Elected Prime Minister

Xavier Espot Zamora[citation needed]
DA

Parliamentary elections were held in Andorra on 7 April 2019, electing all 28 seats of the General Council.[1] Although they remained the largest party, the Democrats for Andorra lost their parliamentary majority after losing four seats. The Social Democratic Party gained four seats, becoming the second-largest party.

Background[edit]

Democrats for Andorra secured an absolute majority in the 2015 election and Antoni Martí was re-elected Prime Minister of Andorra. In December 2017, Josep Pintat, together with the two members of the Lauredian Union and two members of Commited Citizens, left the Liberal group.

Antoni Martí was unable to stand for reelection, as the Constitution limits the office to two complete consecutive terms.

Electoral system[edit]

Twenty-eight general councillors (Catalan: consellers generals) are elected, based on closed party lists:[2][3]

The parish lists and the national list are independent of one another: the same person cannot appear on both the national list and on a parish list, and voters cast two separate ballots. There is no requirement to vote for the same party for both lists.[6]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Nationwide constituency[edit]

The following parties or coalitions are running in the election:[7]

Party or coalition PM Candidate Current seats 2015 election
Democrats for Andorra (DA) Xavier Espot Zamora 15 15
Liberals of Andorra (L'A) Jordi Gallardo Fernández 3 8
Social Democratic Party (PS) Pere López i Agràs 3 3
Social Democracy and Progress (SDP) Josep Roig Carcel 2 2
Third Way Josep Pintat Forné 5 (integrated in L'A)
Sovereign Andorra (AS) Eusebi Nomen Calvet
United for the Progress of Andorra (UPA) Alfons Clavera Arizti

Parish constituencies[edit]

The following table displays the parties or coalitions running at each parish:[7]

Party or coalition Canillo Encamp Ordino La Massana Andorra la Vella Sant Julià de Lòria Escaldes-Engordany
Democrats for Andorra (DA) ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
In agreement ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Social Democracy and Progress (SDP) ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Third Way ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Sovereign Andorra (AS) ☑Y
Commited Citizens (CC) ☑Y

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample size DA L'A PS Vd'A SDP Podem TV AS UPA Lead
Time Consultants 7–18 Mar 2019 680 34.1 16.2 30.2 3.8 8.6 2.9 1.2 3.9
CRES 28 Feb–13 Mar 2019 1,212 38.7 16.0 28.9 5.2 6.2 3.1 1.1 9.8
Time Consultants 1–10 Oct 2018 680 34.4 19.9 36.3 8.0 1.4 2.1
CRES 4–21 Jun 2018 809 33.1 21.7 35.3 1.5 7.7 2.3
CRES 3–25 May 2017 803 37.9 27.4 21.0 5.6 4.8 10.5
CRES 16 May–30 Jun 2016 1,215 42.0 20.8 26.9 6.4 15.2
2015 election 1 March 2015 37.0 27.7 23.5 11.7 9.4

Results[edit]

Andorran General Council election, 2019.png
Party PR Constituency Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Democrats for AndorraUnited for Progress 6,248 35.13 5 5,931 34.86 6 11 –4
Social Democratic Party of Andorra 5,445 30.62 5 6,473 38.05 2 7 +4
Liberal Party of Andorra 2,219 12.48 2 2 4 –2
Third WayLauredian Union 1,853 10.42 2 2,122 12.47 2 4 +2
Social Democracy and Progress 1,044 5.87 0 1,280 7.52 0 0 –2
Sovereign Andorra 825 4.64 0 71 0.42 0 0 New
United for the Progress of Andorra 149 0.84 0 0 New
Committed Citizens 1,136 6.68 2 2 New
Invalid/blank votes 855 1,611
Total 18,638 100 14 18,624 100 14 28 0
Registered voters/turnout 27,278 68.33 27,278 68.27
Source: Elections Andorra

By parish[edit]

Parish Constituency PR
DA PS+L'A TV CC SDP AS DA PS L'A TV SDP AS UPA
Canillo 66.3 23.1 10.6 55.9 20 9.4 5.6 2.6 6.5 0.6
Encamp 44.6 42.1 4.9 8.5 37.9 32.3 16.1 4.3 5.5 3.9 1.0
Ordino 44.6 40.2 7.3 7.9 37.2 31.7 12.7 6.8 5.2 6.4 0.5
La Massana 43.9 56.1 36.1 26.6 14.1 12.8 4.4 6.1 0.7
Andorra la Vella 37.0 37.3 10.7 14.9 30.3 37.0 12.6 7.2 8.7 4.3 1.3
Sant Julià de Lòria 27.5 27.8 44.7 26.6 24.6 10.5 30.0 4.9 3.3 0.5
Escaldes-Engordany 41.4 42.6 7.6 8.5 42.5 30.7 11.5 5.5 5.0 4.8 0.7
Total 34.8 38.1 12.5 6.7 7.5 0.4 35.1 30.6 12.4 10.4 5.8 6.4 0.8

Governement formation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les eleccions generals andorranes seran el 7 d'abril". Vilaweb. 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ Art. 42.2, Law 28/2007.
  3. ^ Electoral system IPU
  4. ^ Art. 57, Law 28/2007.
  5. ^ Art. 58, Law 28/2007. The electoral threshold is the natural quota, one fourteenth of the valid votes (~7.14%).
  6. ^ Arts. 19, 51 & 52, Law 28/2007.
  7. ^ a b Eleccions al Consell General 2019: Candidatures

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