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The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist,[6][7] Canarian nationalist,[3] conservative[2] 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 governed the Canary Islands from 1993 to 2019.

Canarian Coalition

Coalición Canaria
LeaderFernando Clavijo Batlle
FoundedFebruary 1993
HeadquartersC/ Galcerán, 7-9 Edif. El Drago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
C/ Buenos Aires 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
IdeologyRegionalism[1][2]
Canarian nationalism[3]
Conservatism[2]
Political positionCentre[1] to centre-right[4][5]
National affiliationAgreement of Nationalist Unity
European affiliationEuropean Democratic Party
ColoursWhite, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
Congress of Deputies (Canarian seats)
2 / 18
Spanish Senate (Canarian seats)
1 / 14
Canarian Parliament
18 / 60
Island councils
41 / 155
Town councillors
275 / 1,382
Website
www.coalicioncanaria.org

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 some of the town councils on the Canary Islands.

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HistoryEdit

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,[2] 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.[2]

The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of the Canary IslandsEdit

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
2019 207,844 (#2) 23.32
20 / 70
Opposition Fernando Clavijo

Congress of DeputiesEdit

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
2019 137,196 (#12) 0.53
2 / 350
137,196 (#5) 12.96
2 / 15
Opposition

SenateEdit

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
2019
0 / 208
0 / 11

European ParliamentEdit

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
2019 with CEUS
0 / 54

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Angel Smith (2 January 2009). Historical Dictionary of Spain. Scarecrow Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-8108-6267-8.
  3. ^ a b Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). p. 394. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4.
  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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