Andorran parliamentary election, 1985

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Parliamentary elections were held in Andorra on 12 and 19 December 1985.[1] As political parties were not legalised until 1993, all candidates ran as independents.[2] Following the election, Josep Pintat-Solans remained Prime Minister.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

All 28 seats of the General Council were up for election. Each parish formed a constituency, electing four members each. Members of the Parliament were elected using a two-round plurality voting system. The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 years old prior to the elections.[4]

As political parties were not legalised until 1993, all candidates ran as independents, although press and newspapers considered some candidates to be officialist (supporting Pintat government) or opponents.[5]

Following the election, the General Council elected the Prime Minister of Andorra and the General Syndic (speaker).

Results[edit]

Voter turnout was 80.1%.[1] A second round was held in Sant Julià de Lòria, where one seat remained unfilled as the fourth-place candidate failed to obtain an absolute majority in the first round. For the first time, a woman was elected as a member of the General Council.[6]

Party First round Second round Total
seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Independents 4,017 100 27 100 1 28
Invalid/blank votes 209
Total 4,226 100 27 100 1 28
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, La Vanguardia

Relation of the elected candidates with the standing government:

Parish Officialist Opposition
Canillo 4
Encamp 4
Ordino 4
La Massana 4
Andorra la Vella 3 1
Sant Julià de Lòria 4
Escaldes-Engordany 4
Total 23 5
Source: La Vanguardia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 160. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7. 
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p154
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p166
  4. ^ La Vanguardia, 08/12/1985, p29
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p154
  6. ^ La Vanguardia, 14/12/1985, p21