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Consell general (General Council)
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Parliament name (generic / translated) Consell general / General Council
Structure of parliament Unicameral
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 1 March 2015
Purpose of elections 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.
Date of previous elections: 3 April 2011

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: 16 January 2015

Timing of election: Early elections

Expected date of next elections: March 2019

Number of seats at stake: 28 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 106 (72 men, 34 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 32.1%

Number of parties contesting the election: 4

Number of parties winning seats: 4

Alternation of power: No

Number of parties in government: 1

Names of parties in government: Democrats for Andorra (DA)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 23 March 2015

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Vicenç Mateu Zamora (Democrats for Andorra, DA)
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 11 March 2015
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
24'512
16'084 (65.62%)

Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Democrats for Andorra (DA)
Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA)
Junts: Social Democrat Party (PS) - Greens (VD) - Citizens’ Initiative (IC) - Independents
Social Democracy and Progress (SDP)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total National seats Parish 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
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men
Women
Percent of women
18
10
35.71%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Sources:
General Council (26.03.2015, 07.04.2015)
http://www.eleccions.ad

Note on 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.

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).

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