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Andalusian parliamentary election, 1990

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23 June 1990  1994 →
19 April 1990  8 February 1987
60 seats, 47.0%  28 seats, 22.2%
Registered  5,007,675 3.9%
8 February 1987  21 July 1988
Andalusian parliamentary election, 1990
Turnout  2,769,384 (55.3%) 15.4 pp

The 1990 Andalusian parliamentary election was held on Saturday, 23 June 1990, to elect the 3rd Parliament of Andalusia, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. All 109 seats in the Parliament were up for election.

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The candidate for the PSOE, Manuel Chaves González, was invested as President of Andalusia for the first time, after winning the election with an absolute majority of seats. He would remain in the presidency of this autonomous community for the longest period of time than any of his predecessors, not stepping down from office until 2009.

Overview

The Parliament of Andalusia was the unicameral legislature of Andalusia at the time of the 1990 election. Legislative initiative for those areas of responsibility attributed to the regional government belonged to this chamber, which also had the attribution of granting or revoking confidence from the President of Andalusia.

The President had the ability to dissolve the chamber at any given time and call a snap election. In the event that investiture attempts failed to elect a regional President within a two month-period from the first ballot, the candidate for the party with the most seats was automatically elected.

Electoral system

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage, with all residents over eighteen and in the full enjoyment of all political rights entitled to vote. Concurrently, residents meeting the previous criteria and not involved in any cause of ineligibility were eligible for the Parliament. Groups of electors were required to obtain the signatures of at least 1% of registered electors in a particular district in order to be able to field candidates.

All 109 Parliament seats were allocated to eight multi-member district—each constituency corresponding to a province—using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of eight seats, with the remaining 45 seats allocated among the eight provinces in proportion to their populations on the condition that the number of seats in each district did not exceed two times those of any other. A threshold of 3% of valid votes—which included blank ballots—was applied, with parties not reaching the threshold not entitled to enter the seat distribution.

References

Andalusian parliamentary election, 1990 Wikipedia


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