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The Cortes of Castile and León (Spanish: Cortes de Castilla y León) is the elected unicameral legislature of the Autonomous Community of Castile and León.

Cortes of Castile and León

Cortes de Castilla y León
Castile and León unicameral legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesUnicameral
Leadership
Luis Fuentes, Cs
since 21 June 2019
Vice President
Francisco Vázquez, PP
since 21 June 2019
Second Vice President
Ana Sánchez, PSOE
since 21 June 2019
Secretary
Óscar Reguera, PP
since 21 June 2019
Second Secretary
José Francisco Martín, PSOE
since 21 June 2019
Third Secretary
Marta Sanz, Cs
since 21 June 2019
Structure
Seats81
Composition of the Cortes of Castile and León
Political groups
Government (41)
  •      PP (29)
  •      Cs (12)

Opposition (40)

Length of term
4 years
Elections
Last election
May 26, 2019
Meeting place
Hemiciclo de las Cortes de Castilla y León.jpg
The chamber of the Cortes of Castile and León
Valladolid, Castile and León
Website
Cortes de Castilla y León
The exterior of the new Cortes building, opened in 2007, in Valladolid.

The tradition of the regional Cortes is traced back to the Royal Council (Latin: Curia Regis) of León (1188). The Curia Regis was a king's summons of the estates of the realm. Although the practical outcome of the Curia Regis of 1188 is still disputed, its charter seems to be an early move towards the rule of constitutional law, much like the Magna Carta. The Cortes of Castile and León is seated in the city of Valladolid.

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