Key dates for the general elections to be held on 23 July.

May 30, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Tuesday 30 May marks the dissolution of the Cortes. They will be constituted again, in the 15th legislature, on 17 August.

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Key dates

The Official State Gazette (BOE) published this Tuesday the royal decree dissolving Congress and the Senate, along with the call for general elections on 23 July.
Royal Decree 400/2023, signed by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and sanctioned by the King, opens the electoral period and provides us with the calendar established in the Organic Law of the General Regime, as its entry into force is immediate.
Tuesday 30 May marks the dissolution of the Cortes. Their representatives were elected on 10 November 2019.

Thus, from 00:00 hours on 30 May, only the permanent deputations of the Congress and Senate will remain active.

Salary and privilege will not be applicable to the rest of the deputies, who will lose it. However, they will receive up to 9,000 euros in compensation.

Key dates for general elections 23 July
With this royal decree, the whole electoral calendar begins.
The most significant dates are detailed below. There will be an increase in postal voting. The date of these general elections places us in the middle of the holiday and summer seasons.

9th June
Deadline for the presentation of coalitions.
21st June
Publication of the definitive list of party candidacies. The BOE will publish them on 27 June.
7 July
The election campaign will last 15 days, beginning at 00:00 hours on Friday, 7 July and ending at 00:00 hours on Friday, 21 July.
13th July
Deadline to apply for postal voting.
20th July
Last day to vote by post.
23rd July
Day on which the 350 deputies are elected.
Four senators will be elected in each provincial constituency. In the island constituencies, three will be elected in Gran Canaria, Mallorca and Tenerife, and one each in Ibiza-Formentera, Menorca, Fuerteventura, Gomera, El Hierro, Lanzarote and La Palma.
17th August
The constitutive session following the elections will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 17 August. Deputies and Senators will take their seats and the President and the rest of the members of the Presiding Committees of both Houses will be elected.
The investiture must take place within the following two months. If it does not take place, new general elections will be called.