Today: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 year

Turnout in the parliamentary elections in Catalonia reached almost 27% by midday.

Turnout in the parliamentary elections in Catalonia reached almost 27% by midday.

The turnout in the regional parliamentary elections in the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia was 26.87% at 13:00 local time. These data were provided by regional authorities.

Polling stations opened at 09:00 and will remain open until 20:00. More than 5.5 million people can take part in the expression of will. For the 2021 election, turnout as of 1 p.m. was nearly 23%.


Residents of Catalonia elect 135 members of the autonomous community’s parliament, who must then approve the candidacy of the future head of government of the region.


The elections were originally scheduled for 2025. The decision to vote early was made by the head of the Catalan government, Pere Aragones. He took this step after the local parliament did not approve the draft budget proposed by the Cabinet of Ministers. This was due, among other things, to the fact that according to the results of the previous vote in 2021, not a single political force managed to obtain an absolute majority in parliament in order to freely approve their initiatives.