The president of Congress, Meritxell Batet , has endorsed this Tuesday at the Zarzuela Palace to the decree signed by the King for the dissolution of the Cortes and call for the new elections of November 10 , which will give rise to a renewed Congress and Senate that will be constituted on the 3rd of December at ten in the morning.
[ Read the decree of election (PDF)]
The dissolution of the Courts is a consequence of the application of the article 99 of the Constitution for the cases of inability of the parties to reach a settlement of the investiture. This is the second time that applies to this constitutional precept -the first time was in may of 2016-but this time will debut a new electoral procedure abbreviated, special to the repetitions of elections.
The decree, that this Tuesday has been published in the Official State Bulletin (BOE) and has entered into force, it first determines the date of conclusion of the elections, that will be on November 10 as it applies for the first time that electoral reform of 2016, which shortened the electoral timetable from 54 to 47 days in cases like the present in the repeated elections for lack of endowment (section 99.5 of the Constitution).350 deputies and 208 senators
in Addition, the decree states the number of mps that are elected in each constituency, a figure that depends on its population and that it does not record changes since April. As a minimum, in each constituency is elected a minimum of two deputies, with the exception of Ceuta and Melilla, which corresponds to one each.
The number of senators is fixed: four by provincial constituency, two in Ceuta and Melilla and one in the following islands or groups of islands: Ibiza-Formentera, Menorca, Fuerteventura, Gomera, Hierro, Lanzarote and La Palma.
In total, elect 350 deputies and 208 senators, because, as has become usual since 1977, the general elections will affect the two Cameras at the same time. Theoretically, the electoral law allowed to vote a day to the Congress and another to the Senate, but has never applied this option.Campaign reduced
It also indicates the date of commencement and completion of the election campaign, that pursuant to the amendments included in the reform election of 2016 will only last for eight days, instead of the fifteen common. Therefore, you will start at zero hours of Friday 1 November and will finish at the 24 hours of Friday 8 November.
finally, the decree sets the day and time they should meet the Chamber s to celebrate their respective inaugural session, in which deputies and senators shall take possession of his seat, and vote for the president and the rest of the members of the Tables of both houses.
This date must fall within 25 days after the announcement and it has finally been fixed for ten in the morning of December 3rd , in the week of the commemoration of the anniversary of the Constitution.
The publication of the royal decree starts the so-called election period, and from there to put in place the electoral board, and enter into force a series of prohibitions, such as the acts of opening or propaganda campaigns institutional to disseminate achievements of the legislature.Updated Date: 24 September 2019, 14:04