Canarian Coalition

Canarian Coalition
Coalición Canaria
Leader Claudina Morales
Founded February 1993
Headquarters C/ Galcerán, 7-9 Edif. El Drago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
C/ Buenos Aires 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ideology Regionalism[1]
Canarian nationalism
Political position Centre[1] or Centre-right[2][3]
European affiliation European Democratic Party
Colours White, blue, yellow (colours of the Canarian flag)
Congress of Deputies (Canarian seats)
1 / 18
Spanish Senate (Canarian seats)
2 / 14
Canarian Parliament
18 / 60
Town councillors
300 / 1,382

The Canarian Coalition (Spanish: Coalición Canaria, CC) is a regionalist,[4][5] Canarian nationalist,[6] and conservative[7] political party in Spain operating in the Canary Islands. The party aim is for greater autonomy for the islands but not independence.[8] The party has governed the Canary Islands since 1993. The current President of the Community is Paulino Rivero, while the party leader is Claudina Morales.

The coalition was formed in February 1993 from a grouping of five parties (the largest being the Canarian Independent Groups) under one banner[8] and has governed the Canary Islands since 1993,[7] when it replaced the former Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) administration after a censure motion. After entering government, CC obtained the ability of the regional government to levy its own taxes and a law compensating the islands for their distance from the mainland.[8] The coalition became a single party in 2005.[7]

The party has twenty seats in the Canarian Parliament, the twenty-first seat belongs to the Agrupación Herreña Independiente, also a Canarian nationalist party that usually contests Canarian Elections in coalition with the Canarian Coalition, but as an independent, allied party. In the Cortes Generales, it has one deputy, and two senators, making it the third-largest Canarian party. It usually negotiates with the plurality party at the Cortes to form a majority in exchange of resources for the islands. It also governs the local administrations of Tenerife, La Palma, and Fuerteventura, as well as having majority control in most of the town councils on the Canary Isles.


The political parties that formed the Coalition were:

Congress of Deputies

Year Votes Vote %
1993 207,077 25.58 4
1996 220,418 Increase 25.09 Decrease 4
2000 248,261 Increase 29.56 Increase 4
2004 235,221 Decrease 24.33 Decrease 3 Decrease
2008 174,629 Decrease 16.82 Decrease 2 Decrease
2011 143,550 Decrease 15.46 Decrease 2
2015 81,750 Decrease 8.24 Decrease 1 Decrease

See also


  1. 1 2 "Parties and Elections in Europe, "Spain", The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck". Parties & Elections. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. Rodríguez Borges, Rodrigo F. (2010). "Xenophobic discourse and agenda-setting. A case study in the press of the Canary Islands (Spain)" (PDF). Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (17–20): 222–230. doi:10.4185/RLCS-65-2010-895-222-230-EN.
  3. Fernando León Solís (1 January 2003). Negotiating Spain and Catalonia: Competing Narratives of National Identity. Intellect Books. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-84150-077-5.
  4. John Coakley (13 September 2013). PATHWAYS FROM ETHNIC CONFLICT: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies. Routledge. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-317-98847-2.
  5. Stéphane Paquin; Guy LaChappelle (5 October 2005). Mastering Globalization: New Sub-States' Governance and Strategies. Routledge. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-134-27661-5.
  6. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). p. 394. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4.
  7. 1 2 3 Angel Smith (2 January 2009). Historical Dictionary of Spain. Scarecrow Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-8108-6267-8.
  8. 1 2 3 Rodgers, Eamonn J. (1999). Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. New York: CRC. p. 442. ISBN 978-0-415-13187-2.

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