The process started at 10:00 a.m., simultaneously, with two constitutive sessions each regulated by its own rules. Congress has started the session with the configuration of the age table, of a temporary nature and made up of older and younger parliamentarians. On this occasion, it was chaired by Cristina Narbona (PSOE), 72 years old assisted by the youngest deputies in the lower house as secretaries, Ada Santana and Ferrán Verdejo, aged 25 and 26, respectively.
In the Senate, before forming, the session opens the senator who has been accredited first after the elections. On this occasion, the ‘popular’ Pío García-Escudero was the first senator to collect his credentials, before giving way to the Age Table, chaired by the Catalan socialist Martí Sans i Pairuto, 77 years old, assisted by Jan Pomés (26 years old) and Mario Soler (27 years old), both from the PSC; José Ángel Alonso (30 years old), from the Popular Party, and Fabián Chinea (30 years old), from the Gomera Socialist Group.
The presidents have declared the session open, the convocation decree, the list of elected parliamentarians and those who may be affected by any pending electoral appeal have been read. Once all the names have been read, the election of the president and the other eight members of the Boards of Congress and the Senate, the government bodies and the functioning of the chambers have been carried out.
Are three secret ballots. Parliamentarians have been called one by one in alphabetical order to put their ballots with a single name written in a ballot box in each batch. First the president has been elected, then the four vice presidents and, finally, the four secretaries.
Who has each party voted for?
In the Congress of Deputies, it has been a Socialist candidate elected by absolute majority and former president of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol.
The 121 socialist deputies, the 31 Sumar deputies, the seven from ERC, the seven from Junts, the six from Bildu, the five from PNV and the one from BNG have voted for the socialist. For her part, Cuca Gamarra has been voted for by the 137 Popular Party and the UPN deputies and Canarian Coalition, which had committed an abstention initially.
In the Senate, the PP candidate Pedro Rollán has also been elected by an absolute majority which, in this case, stands at 130 votes.
- Pedro Rollan (PP): 142 votes
- Angel Pelayo (Vox): 3 votes
- blank votes: 114 (among them, 88 of the Socialist Party)
Rollán has been elected by the 140 senators of the Popular Party, as well as two other senators.