This paper analyzes the reforms of the Standing Orders of the Parliaments of Andalusia, Catalonia and Basque Country, which allow temporary or circumstantial delegation of vote of their parliamentarians and deputies. In this sense, artículo 79.6 of the Spanish Constitutions states that the vote of Senators and Members of Congress shall be personal and may not be delegated. However, although there is no explicit prohibition to the parliamentarians and deputies of the Self-governing Communities, the Spanish constitutional system is based on a concept of representative democracy that does not allow the delegation of the parliamentary vote in a general sense. In this concept, is important to remember that the parliamentarians shall not be bound by any possibility of compulsory mandate.
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Derecho Constitucional|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2010|
- Compulsory mandate
- Delegated vote
- Representative democracy
- Self-governing communities
- Standing order of the parliament