Parliament of Galicia

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Parliament of Galicia
Parlamento de Galicia
IX Legislature
Parlamento de Galicia.png
Type
Type
Leadership
Miguel Ángel Santalices Vieira, PPdeG
Since 26 January 2016
Vice president
Marta Rodríguez Arias, PPdeG
Since 26 January 2016
2nd Vice president
María Soledad Soneira Tajes, PSdeG-PSOE
Since 16 November 2012
Secretary
José Manuel Balseiro Orol, PPdeG
Since 1 March 2009
Vice secretary
Concepción Burgo López, PSdeG-PSOE
Since 16 November 2012
Structure
Seats 75
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Political groups

Government (41)

  •      PP (41)

Opposition (34)

Committees
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
25 September 2016
Meeting place
Salón de Plenos
Pazo do Hórreo
Santiago de Compostela
Galicia, Spain
Website
http://www.parlamento.gal/

The Parliament of Galicia (Galician: Parlamento de Galicia) is the unicameral legislature of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. It is formed by 75 deputies (deputados). Deputies are elected every four years in ordinary period, or extraordinarily upon dissolution and call of elections by the President of the Xunta of Galicia, by universal suffrage in proportional lists with the four Galician provinces serving as constituencies.

Functions[edit]

The Parliament:

Seat[edit]

The Galician Parliament meets at the Pazo do Horreo in the Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela.

Elections[edit]

The 75 members of the Parliament of Galicia are elected in 4 multi-member districts using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation for four-year terms. Each district is entitled to an initial minimum of 10 seats, with the remaining 35 seats being allocated among the four provinces in proportion to their populations. Only lists polling above 5% of the total vote in each district (which includes blank ballots—for none of the above) are entitled to enter the seat distribution.[1] However, in some districts there is a higher effective threshold at the constituency level, depending on the district magnitude.[2]

The most recent elections were held on 25 September 2016 with the People's Party of Galicia (PPdeG) remaining the largest party with 41 seats and In Tide (En Mera) and the Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) won 14 seats each and are the joint second largest party.[3] The next election is expected to take place in 2020.

Legislatures[edit]

  • I Legislature [4] (1981)
  • II Legislature (1985)
  • III Legislature (1989)
  • IV Legislature (1993)
  • President: Victorino Núñez Rodríguez
  • V Legislature (1997)
  • VI Legislature (2001)
  • President: José Mª García Leira
  • VII Legislature (2005)
  • VIII Legislature (2009)
  • VIII Legislature (2009)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ley 8/1985, de 13 de agosto, de elecciones al Parlamento de Galicia." [Law 8/1985, of 13 August, of elections to the Parliament of Galicia.]. Noticias Juridicas. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Electoral systems: effective threshold - Political Science - Trinity College Dublin". www.tcd.ie. Retrieved 2017-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Galicia - Resultados definitivos - Eleccións ao Parlamento de Galicia 2016" [Results of the election to the Parliament of Galicia 2016]. resultados2016.xunta.gal. Retrieved 2017-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Parlamento de Galicia - Former compositions". Parlamento de Galicia. Retrieved 2006-11-27. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°52′22″N 8°32′38″W / 42.8729°N 8.5439°W / 42.8729; -8.5439