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Andorra

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General Council

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
01.03.2015
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
16.01.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.04.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
28
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
106
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
72
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
34
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.08%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
4

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
24,512
Votes Number of people who actually voted
16,084
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
65.62%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Antoni Martí's Democrats for Andorra (DA) lost five seats but retained the majority in the 28-member General Council. The Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA), from which the DA had split in 2011, returned to parliament with eight seats (see note), under the leadership of former Prime Minister Josep Pintat. Following amendments to the Electoral Law in 2014, Andorrans living abroad were allowed to cast a postal vote for the first time. On 31 March, the General Council re-elected Mr. Martí (DA) as Prime Minister. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on Andorra's cooperation agreement with the European Union, tax reform and pensions.
 
 Note: 
 Shortly before the 2011 elections, the PLA formed the Democrats for Andorra (DA) under the leadership of Mr. Antoni Martí. Former PLA members, who contested the party's dissolution, re-launched the PLA prior to the 2015 elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
100%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
53.57%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Democrats for Andorra (DA)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total National Seats Parish Seats Paris Seats
Democrats for Andorra (DA) 15 5 10
Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA) 8 4 4
Junts: Social Democrat Party (PS) - Greens (VD) - Citizens’ Initiative (IC) - Independents 3 3 0
Social Democracy and Progress (SDP) 2 2 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
18
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
35.71%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Ten women were elected in March 2015. After the formation of the new government in April, the total number of women parliamentarians increased to 11.
Other notes
Note on the results for parish seats: 
 - The Democrats for Andorra (DA) formed an electoral alliance in three parishes: Ordino (with the Communal Action of Ordino), Andorra la Vella (with the Coalition of Independents) and Encamp (with United for Progress). 
 - The Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA) formed an electoral alliance in two parishes: La Massana (with independents) and Sant Julià de Lòria (with the Lauredian Union).
Sources
General Council (26.03.2015, 07.04.2015, 18.10.2016) Govern d'Andorra, Eleccions al Consell General 2015
Women Directly Elected
10

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
18
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
10
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
14
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
23.03.2015
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Vicenç Mateu Zamora (Male)
Political party
Democrats for Andorra (DA)
Date of election
23.03.2015