Galician regional election dates and Voting Live

Galician regional election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Galician regional election Dates 2020
Galician regional election ​ Date: April 5, 2020​ 

The 2020 Galician regional election was to be held on Sunday, 5 April 2020, simultaneously with a regional election in the Basque Country, to elect the 11th Parliament of the autonomous community of Galicia, with all 75 seats in the Parliament being up for election.


Galician regional election dates and Voting Live 2020 

In early February 2020, concerns about a possible snap election in the Basque Country to be called for 5 April raised speculation on whether regional president Alberto Núñez Feijóo would be willing to advance the Galician regional election to be held concurrently with the Basque one, as had happened in 2009, 2012 and 2016, despite Feijóo's earlier claims that his will was against bringing about a premature end to the legislature. On 10 February, Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu's confirmation of a Basque election for 5 April prompted Feijóo to precipitate the end of the Galician legislature and announce a regional election for the same day. However, on 16 March it was announced that the vote would be postponed for the duration of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Spain, shortly after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's declaration of a nationwide lockdown in the country starting on the previous day.


The Electoral system of Galician

The Parliament of Galicia is the devolved, unicameral legislature of the autonomous community of Galicia, having legislative power in regional matters as defined by the Spanish Constitution and the Galician Statute of Autonomy, as well as the ability to vote confidence in or withdraw it from a regional president.

Voting is on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprises all nationals over eighteen, registered in Galicia and in full enjoyment of their political rights. Additionally, Galicians abroad are required to apply for voting before being permitted to vote, a system known as "begged" or expat vote (Spanish: Voto rogado). The 75 members of the Parliament of Galicia are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of five percent of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied in each constituency. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Seats are allocated to constituencies, corresponding to the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra, with each being allocated an initial minimum of 10 seats and the remaining 35 being distributed in proportion to their populations.

The use of the D'Hondt method may result in a higher effective threshold, depending on the district magnitude.


Galician election Party and candidate 

PP, Podemos–EU–Anova, PSdeG–PSOE


Galician Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Galician Elections Results 

Popular vote

     

PP

47.56%

En Marea

19.07%

PSdeG–PSOE

17.87%

BNG–Nós

8.33%

C's

3.38%

PACMA

1.06%

Others

1.76%

Blank ballots

0.98%

 

Seats

     

PP

54.67%

En Marea

18.67%

PSdeG–PSOE

18.67%

BNG–Nós

8.00%