Canarian Coalition

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Canarian Coalition
Coalición Canaria
Leader Claudina Morales
Founded February 1993
Headquarters C/ Galcerán, 7-9 Edif. El Drago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
C/ Buenos Aires 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ideology Regionalism[1]
Canarian nationalism[2]
Conservatism[3]
Political position Centre[1] to centre-right[4][5]
European affiliation European Democratic Party
Colours White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
Congress of Deputies (Canarian seats)
1 / 18
Spanish Senate (Canarian seats)
2 / 14
Canarian Parliament
18 / 60
Island councils
41 / 155
Town councillors
300 / 1,382
Website
www.coalicioncanaria.org

The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist,[6][7] Canarian nationalist,[2] and conservative[3] political party in Spain operating in the Canary Islands. The party aim is for greater autonomy for the islands but not independence.[8] 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 party has twenty seats in the Canarian Parliament, the twenty-first seat belongs to the Agrupación Herreña Independiente, also a Canarian nationalist party that usually contests Canarian elections in coalition with the Canarian Coalition, but as an independent, allied party. In the Cortes Generales, it has one deputy, and two senators, making it the third-largest Canarian party. It usually negotiates with the plurality party at the Cortes to form a majority in exchange for 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 Islands.

History[edit]

The coalition was formed in February 1993 from a grouping of five parties (the largest being the Canarian Independent Groups) under one banner[8] and has governed the Canary Islands since 1993,[3] when it replaced the former Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) administration after a motion of no confidence. After entering government, CC obtained power for the regional government to levy its own taxes and a law compensating the islands for their distance from the mainland.[8] The coalition became a single party in 2005.[3]

The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of the Canary Islands[edit]

Parliament of the Canary Islands
Election Vote % Seats Status Leader
1995 261,672 (#1) 32.83
21 / 60
Government Manuel Hermoso
1999 306,658 (#1) 36.93
24 / 60
Government Román Rodríguez
2003 304,413 (#1) 32.90
23 / 60
Government Adán Martín
2007 226,122 (#2) 24.17
19 / 60
Government Paulino Rivero
2011 225,948 (#2) 24.94
21 / 60
Government Paulino Rivero
2015 166,979 (#3) 18.25
18 / 60
Government Fernando Clavijo

Congress of Deputies[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Election Spain Canary Islands Status
Vote % Seats Vote % Seats
1993 207,077 (#7) 0.88
4 / 350
207,077 (#3) 25.58
4 / 14
Opposition
1996 220,418 (#6) 0.88
4 / 350
220,418 (#3) 25.09
4 / 14
Opposition
2000 248,261 (#7) 1.07
4 / 350
248,261 (#2) 29.56
4 / 14
Opposition
2004 235,221 (#7) 0.91
3 / 350
235,221 (#3) 24.33
3 / 15
Opposition
2008 174,629 (#9) 0.68
2 / 350
174,629 (#3) 17.49
2 / 15
Opposition
2011 143,881 (#11) 0.59
2 / 350
143,881 (#3) 15.47
2 / 15
Opposition
2015 81,917 (#12) 0.32
1 / 350
81,917 (#5) 8.24
1 / 15
Opposition
2016 78,253 (#10) 0.33
1 / 350
78,253 (#5) 7.99
1 / 15
Opposition

Senate[edit]

Senate
Election Spain Canary Islands
Seats Vote % Seats
1993
5 / 208
5 / 11
1996
1 / 208
1 / 11
2000
5 / 208
5 / 11
2004
3 / 208
3 / 11
2008
1 / 208
1 / 11
2011
1 / 208
1 / 11
2015
1 / 208
1 / 11
2016
1 / 208
1 / 11

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election Spain Canary Islands
Vote % Seats Vote %
1994 with CN
1 / 64
113,677 (#3) 18.85
1999 with CE
1 / 64
276,186 (#1) 33.78
2004 with CE
0 / 54
90,619 (#3) 16.92
2009 with CEU
0 / 54
96,297 (#3) 15.84
2014 with CEU
0 / 54
69,601 (#3) 12.18

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). p. 394. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4.
  3. ^ a b c d Angel Smith (2 January 2009). Historical Dictionary of Spain. Scarecrow Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-8108-6267-8.
  4. ^ Rodríguez Borges, Rodrigo F. (2010). "Xenophobic discourse and agenda-setting. A case study in the press of the Canary Islands (Spain)" (PDF). Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (17–20): 222–230. doi:10.4185/RLCS-65-2010-895-222-230-EN.
  5. ^ Fernando León Solís (1 January 2003). Negotiating Spain and Catalonia: Competing Narratives of National Identity. Intellect Books. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-84150-077-5.
  6. ^ John Coakley (13 September 2013). PATHWAYS FROM ETHNIC CONFLICT: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies. Routledge. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-317-98847-2.
  7. ^ Stéphane Paquin; Guy LaChappelle (5 October 2005). Mastering Globalization: New Sub-States' Governance and Strategies. Routledge. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-134-27661-5.
  8. ^ 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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