The Principality of Andorra is a parliamentary constitutional diarchy which is headed by two co-princes drawn from France and Spain. The President of France and Bishop of La Seu D’Urgell (Spain) are the co-princes of Andorra. However, the head of government (prime minister) is elected by the Andorran parliament. The members of parliament are elected through a popular vote by the citizens of Andorra. According to the decree of the co-princes of the State, the role of the president of France and the co-prince of Andorra are inseparable, and the bishop of La Seu D’Urgell must also be a co-prince.
What Does the Election Process Look Like?
The Andorran parliament is known as the General Council. The parliament building is located in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. The parliament building was opened in 2011 and inaugurated in 2014 replacing the old building (Casa de la Vall) located in Andorra la Vella. The French president resides at the Élysée Palace located in Paris. The Bishop of La Seu d'Urgell lives at the La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral in Catalonia, Spain.
Where Is the House of Paliament Found?
Andorra holds parliamentary elections. The parliament consists of 28 members. A parliamentary term is fours years. Half of the members are elected through the plurality party block voting method by the two-member constituencies in the seven parishes. The remaining members are elected by the constituencies based on proportional representation.
What Are the Political Parties of the Country?
Seats are allocated based on largest remainder method. The 28 members then elect the head of government and the speaker. Each voter in Andorra has two votes one for the proportional representation and the other for the parish seats. The head of government can serve for a maximum of two four year terms.
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