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
Conservatism
Political position Centre[1] or Centre-right[2][3]
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
Paulino Rivero campaign billboard for the 2007 Canarian elections.

The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist,[4][5] Canarian nationalist,[6] and conservative[7] 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,[7] 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.[7]

The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Election results[edit]

Canarian Parliament[edit]

Canarian Parliament
Election Votes  % Seats won Government Leader
1995 261,672 32.83
21 / 60
Minority gov't Manuel Hermoso
1999 306,658 36.93
24 / 60
Minority gov't Román Rodríguez
2003 304,413 32.9
23 / 60
Minority gov't Adán Martín
2007 226,122 24.17
19 / 60
Minority gov't Paulino Rivero
2011 225,948 24.94
21 / 60
Minority gov't Paulino Rivero
2015 166,979 18.25
18 / 60
Minority gov't Fernando Clavijo

Congress of Deputies[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Election Spain Canary Islands
Votes  % Seats won Votes  % Seats won
1993 207,077 0.88
4 / 350
207,077 25.58
4 / 14
1996 220,418 0.88
4 / 350
220,418 25.09
4 / 14
2000 248,261 1.07
4 / 350
248,261 29.56
4 / 14
2004 235,221 0.91
3 / 350
235,221 24.33
3 / 15
2008 174,629 0.68
2 / 350
174,629 17.49
2 / 15
2011 143,881 0.59
2 / 350
143,881 15.47
2 / 15
2015 81,917 0.32
1 / 350
81,917 8.24
1 / 15
2016 78,253 0.33
1 / 350
78,253 7.99
1 / 15

Local councils[edit]

Local councils
Election Spain Canary Islands
Votes  % Seats won Votes  % Seats won
1995 211,882 0.96
372 / 65,869
211,882 26.58
372 / 1,263
1999 267,773 1.26
432 / 65,201
267,773 32.25
432 / 1,277
2003 283,701 1.24
458 / 65,510
283,701 30,76
458 / 1,331
2007 217,407 0.98
404 / 66,131
217,407 23.37
404 / 1,359
2011 202,720 0.9
392 / 68,230
202,720 22.02
392 / 1,401
2015 151,421 0.67
300 / 67,515
151,421 16.33
300 / 1,382

See also[edit]

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)" (PDF). Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (17–20): 222–230. doi:10.4185/RLCS-65-2010-895-222-230-EN. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ John Coakley (13 September 2013). PATHWAYS FROM ETHNIC CONFLICT: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies. Routledge. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-317-98847-2. 
  5. ^ Stéphane Paquin; Guy LaChappelle (5 October 2005). Mastering Globalization: New Sub-States' Governance and Strategies. Routledge. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-134-27661-5. 
  6. ^ Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). p. 394. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4. 
  7. ^ a b c Angel Smith (2 January 2009). Historical Dictionary of Spain. Scarecrow Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-8108-6267-8. 
  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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