April 2, 2023 Held


Principality of Andorra

Election for Consell General d'Andorra (Andorran General Council)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:20,050
Valid Votes:19,172
Invalid Votes:878

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democrats for Andorra (Demòcrates per Andorra) 16

Concord (Concòrdia) 5

Social Democrats + Progressives (Partit Socialdemòcrata + Progressistes) 3

Forward Andorra (Andorra Endavant) 3

Liberal Party of Andorra 1

Election Results Modified: Sep 19, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 28 seats of the General Council of Andorra 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: 2 co-princes with local representatives  

  • Emmanuel MACRON, represented by Patrick STROZDA (both since 14 May 2017) 

  • Archbishop Joan-Encric VIVES I Sicilia (since 12 May 2003), represented by Josep Maria MAURI (since 20 July 2012) 

  • Head of Government: Xavier ESPOT Zamora (since 16 May 2019) 

  • Assembly: unicameral General Council (Consell General) with 28 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The president of France and Bishop of Seu d’Urgell, Spain automatically become co-princes of Andorra upon assuming their primary offices. Each co-prince appoints a local representative. There are no defined terms of office; co-princes reign as long as they maintain their primary offices. 

  • The Head of Government (Cap de Govern) is indirectly elected by the General Council and confirmed by the co-princes. The Head of Government serves 4-year terms. 

  • 14 members of the General Council are elected by proportional representation vote in a single, nationwide constituency. The remaining 14 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-seat constituencies (2 seats for each of 7 parishes). All members serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In the 2019 General Council election, the Democrats for Andorra won the largest share of seats (11 out of 28), followed by the Social Democrats (7), Liberal Party (4), Lauredian Union (4), Committed Citizens (2), and Social Democracy and Progress (2). Voter turnout was 65%. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

The General Council passed two electoral laws in early 2023 aimed at facilitating out-of-country voting and protecting the voting rights of people with disabilities. Decree 57/2023 allows all Andorran citizens to vote by mail if they are abroad on election day, with no excuse required. Decree 58/2023 describes accessible voting procedures and resources, voting assistance, and methods for requesting these resources. 

Key Deadlines: 

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Leader: Xavier Espot ZAMORA 

  • Seats won in last election: 11 out of 28 

  • Lead party in coalition with Committed Citizens (2/28 seats), Liberals (4/28), Lauredian Union (4/28), United for Progress (0/28), Action for Andorra (0/28) 

  • Leader: Pere LÓPEZ 

  • Seats won in last election: 7 

  • Leader: Cerni ESCALÉ 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 28 

  • Leader: Jaume BARTUMEU 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 28 

  • Leader: Carine MONTANER 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Gender Quota:  No, though some political parties have voluntarily adopted their own quotas 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 13 out of 28 (46.4%) on the General Council 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 0.858, Very High, Rank 40 (2021 est.) 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Andorra: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 4 resources 

Election Modified: Sep 19, 2023

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