ElectionGudie

Oct. 1, 2017 Held

Catalonia (Autonomous Community of Spain)

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At stake in this referendum:      

  • The independence from Spain of the autonomous community of Catalonia. 

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King FELIPE VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez*
  • Assembly: Spain has a bicameral The General Courts (Las Cortes Generales) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 255 seats and the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) with 350 seats.** 

* The current President of the Catalan regional government is Quim TORRA.

** Catalonia has a regional government, the Parliament of Catalonia (Parlament de Catalunya) with 135 seats.

Electoral requirements:

About the referendum:

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Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,379,900 (2017 est.) 
  • Registered Voters: 5,257,960 (2012)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 3,764,500 (2017 est.)
  • Is Catalonia a Signatory to CEDAW: Yes – via Spain  (17 July 1980)
  • Has Catalonia Ratified CEDAW: Yes – via Spain  (5 January 1984)
  • Gender Quota: 
  • Female Candidates in this Election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: N/A
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 26 (Spain 2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (Spain 2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Catalonia a Signatory to CRPD: Yes – via Spain  (30 March 2007)
  • Has Catalonia Ratified CRPD: Yes – via Spain  (3 December 2007)
  • Population with a Disability: 1,106,985 (2017 est.)