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Andalusian parliamentary election, 2000

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12 March 2000  2004 →
19 April 1990  20 February 1999
52 seats, 44.1%  40 seats, 33.9%
Registered  5,918,722 6.1%
20 February 1999  28 July 1996
Andalusian parliamentary election, 2000
Turnout  4,066,830 (68.7%) 9.4 pp

The 2000 Andalusian parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 12 March 2000, to elect the 6th Parliament of Andalusia, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. All 109 seats in the Parliament were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with the 2000 general election.

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Incumbent Socialist Manuel Chaves González won with a relative majority of 52, but was re-elected President of Andalusia with the support of the Andalusian Party.

Overview

The Parliament of Andalusia was the unicameral legislature of Andalusia at the time of the 2000 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, 2000 Wikipedia


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