Parliament of Galicia

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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.

Parliament of Galicia

Parlamento de Galicia
XI Legislature
Parlamento de Galicia.svg
Type
Type
Leadership
Miguel Ángel Santalices Vieira, PPdeG
since 26 January 2016
Vice President
Diego Calvo, PPdeG
since 7 August 2020
Second Vice President
Montse Prado, BNG
since 7 August 2020
Secretary
Corina Porro, PPdeG
since 7 August 2020
Vice Secretary
Marina Ortega, PSdeG-PSOE
since 7 August 2020
Structure
Seats75
Parlamento Gallego 2020.svg
Political groups
Government (42)
  •   PP (42)

Opposition (33)

Committees
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
12 July 2020
Meeting place
Salón de Plenos
Pazo do Hórreo
Santiago de Compostela
Galicia, Spain
Website
http://www.parlamento.gal/

FunctionsEdit

The Parliament:

SeatEdit

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

ElectionsEdit

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 Marea) 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.

PresidentsEdit

 
The meeting chamber of the Parliament of Galicia

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Electoral systems: effective threshold - Political Science - Trinity College Dublin". www.tcd.ie. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Galicia - Resultados definitivos - Eleccións ao Parlamento de Galicia 2016" [Results of the election to the Parliament of Galicia 2016]. resultados2016.xunta.gal. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

External linksEdit

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