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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 (as a coalition)
May 2005 (as a party)
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
20 / 70
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.

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 % Score Seats +/– Leader Status in legislature
Status Period
1995 261,424 32.80% 1st
21 / 60
 4[a] Manuel Hermoso Minority government 1995–1996
Majority coalition (CC–PP) 1996–2002
1999 306,658 36.93% 1st
24 / 60
 3 Román Rodríguez
Minority government 2002–2003
2003 304,413 32.90% 1st
23 / 60
 1 Adán Martín Majority coalition (CC–PP) 2003–2005
Minority government 2005–2007
2007 Within CC–PNC
17 / 60
 4 Paulino Rivero Majority coalition (CC–PP) 2007–2010
Minority government 2010–2011
2011 Within CC–PNC–CCN
18 / 60
 2 Majority coalition (CC–PSOE) 2011–2016
2015 Within CC–PNC
16 / 60
 3 Fernando Clavijo
Minority government 2016–2019
2019 Within CC–PNC
19 / 70
 2 Opposition 2019–present

Cortes GeneralesEdit

 
Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate Leader Status in legislature
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/– Status Period
1993 207,077 0.88% 7th
4 / 350
 3[b]
5 / 208
 1[c] Lorenzo Olarte Opposition 1993–2019
1996 220,418 0.88% 6th
4 / 350
 0
1 / 208
 4 José Carlos Mauricio
2000 248,261 1.07% 7th
4 / 350
 0
5 / 208
 4
2004 235,221 0.91% 7th
3 / 350
 1
3 / 208
 2 Paulino Rivero
2008 Within CC–PNC
2 / 350
 1
0 / 208
 3 Ana Oramas
2011 Within CC–NC–PNC
2 / 350
 0
0 / 208
 0
2015 Within CC–PNC
1 / 350
 1
0 / 208
 0
2016 Within CC–PNC
1 / 350
 0
0 / 208
 0
2019 Within CC–PNC
2 / 350
 1
0 / 208
 0 TBD 2019–present
 
Election Canary Islands
Congress Senate
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
1993 207,077 25.58% 3rd
4 / 14
 3[b]
5 / 11
 1[c]
1996 220,418 25.09% 3rd
4 / 14
 0
1 / 11
 4
2000 248,261 29.56% 2nd
4 / 14
 0
5 / 11
 4
2004 235,221 24.33% 3rd
3 / 15
 1
3 / 11
 2
2008 Within CC–PNC
2 / 15
 1
0 / 11
 3
2011 Within CC–NC–PNC
2 / 15
 0
0 / 11
 0
2015 Within CC–PNC
1 / 15
 1
0 / 11
 0
2016 Within CC–PNC
1 / 15
 0
0 / 11
 0
2019 Within CC–PNC
2 / 15
 1
0 / 11
 0

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
184,936 (#2) 20.75

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Compared to the combined totals of Canarian Independent Groups in La Palma and Tenerife, Canarian Initiative and Majorera Assembly in the 1991 regional election.
  2. ^ a b Compared to Canarian Independent Groups totals in the 1989 general election.
  3. ^ a b Compared to the combined totals of Canarian Independent Groups, Majorera Assembly and Independent Herrenian Group in the 1989 general election.

ReferencesEdit

  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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