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The Parliament of Andalusia is the legislature of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Andalusia instituted by the Andalusian Charter of Autonomy of 1981. It is elected by the residents in Andalusia every four years.

Parliament of Andalusia

Parlamento de Andalucía
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesUnicameral
Leadership
Marta Bosquet, Cs
since 27 December 2018
Vice President
Esperanza Oña, PP
since 27 December 2018
Second Vice President
Teresa Jiménez, PSOE–A
since 27 December 2018
Third Vice President
Julio Díaz, Cs
since 27 December 2018
Secretary
Verónica Pérez, PSOE–A
since 27 December 2018
Second Secretary
Manuel Andrés González, PP
since 27 December 2018
Third Secretary
Manuel Gavira, Vox
since 27 December 2018
Fourth Secretary
Esperanza Gómez, AA
since 7 March 2019
Structure
Seats109
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Political groups
Government (47)
  •      PP (26)
  •      Cs (21)

Opposition (62)

Elections
Last election
2 December 2018
Meeting place
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Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, Seville
Website
http://www.parlamentodeandalucia.es

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Functions of the Andalusian ParliamentEdit

  • To elect the President of Andalusia.
  • To pass the Andalusian regional legislation in the business of its competence.
  • To pass the Budget of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia
  • To control the action of the Andalusian Regional Government Administration and the autonomous agencies, public companies and all other bodies answerable to it. Such as
    • The Local Authorities in the Andalusian territory, as well as the autonomous agencies and public companies answerable to them.
    • Andalusian Public Universities.
    • Andalusian Chambers of Commerce and other institutions mostly financed by public funds.

MembershipEdit

The Andalusian Parliament consists of 109 Members elected for four year terms in proportional party lists using the D'Hondt method in eight constituencies, being each one of the Andalusian provinces. If more than five MPs are elected for any party they will form a Parliamentary Group.

After the 2015 elections, the PSOE-A failed to gain any more seats to become a majority government. As United Left lost most of its seats, they couldn't continue to govern Andalusia in a coalition with the PSOE-A, so the socialists were only able to form a minority government. Podemos and Citizens made major gains in the election even though the two parties hadn't contested in Andalusia before. Podemos gained 15 seats and Citizen's gained 9 seats. As of the 2015 election, both parties combined make up nearly a quarter of the parliament.

LocationEdit

The seat of the Andalusian Parliament is located in Seville, the capital city of Andalusia. Its building is the former Hospital of the Cinco Llagas ("Five Wounds"). Built in 1546 by order of Don Fadrique Enríquez de Ribera. It was designed by Martín de Gainza. The building was used as a hospital until 1972. In 1986 the plans for turning the building into the headquarters of Andalusia's parliament were drawn up, and the building was inaugurated as the seat of the Andalusian Parliament on 28 February 1992, the (Día de Andalucía).

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