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Canarian parliamentary election, 1999

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13 June 1999  2003 →
Turnout  835,181 (62.7%) 1.5 pp
1991  1999
Registered  1,331,110 6.6%
1999  1991
21 seats, 32.8%  18 seats, 31.1%
Canarian parliamentary election, 1999

The 1999 Canarian parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 13 June 1999, to elect the 5th Canarian Parliament, the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands. At stake were all 60 seats in the Parliament, determining the President of the Canary Islands.

Electoral system

The 60 members of the Canarian Parliament were elected in 7 multi-member districts using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Unlike other regions, districts did not coincide with provincial limits, being determined by law for each of the main islands to become a district of its own. The electoral system came regulated under the Autonomous Statute of Autonomy. Each district was assigned a fixed set of seats, distributed as follows: El Hierro (3), Fuerteventura (7), Gran Canaria (15), La Gomera (4), La Palma (8), Lanzarote (8) and Tenerife (15).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 30% of the total vote in each district or above 6% in all of the community (which include blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.

References

Canarian parliamentary election, 1999 Wikipedia


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