Many European countries face the fact there is no possibility to form a coalition cabinet. This is also true for the European Union itself. The coalition formation is troubled more and more because the old political parties do not want to negotiate with the new political parties. The coalition formation is blocked by the ‘sanitary cordon’ in which new parties are excluded from the formation of the executing cabinet. New elections do not always bring the solution. The solution is to form the cabinet by numeration of the number of votes. In the future this can be done immediately after the election.
The Spanish Cabinet Formation 2019.
The Coalition for a Majority is not easy.
Let us take the example of the Spanish elections. The 2019 Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 28 April 2019, to elect the 13th Cortes Generales of the Kingdom of Spain. All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election. Pedro Sánchez and his Socialist party won the election and started negotiations to form a new cabinet. But the coalition formation for a new government formation needs 176 deputies. In the fragmented Congress of Deputies this is not easy.
Congress of Deputies
Parliamentary group Deputies
Spanish Socialist (PSOE) 123 (2016:84, +39)
People’s Party (PP) 66 (2016:137, -71)
Citizens Group (CS) 57 (2016:32, +25)
United we Can () 42 (2016:67, -25)
Vox 24 (2016:0, +24)
Republican Left Group 15 (2016:9, +6)
Together for Catalonia 7 (2016:6, +1)
Basque Group 6 (2016:5, +1)
Basque Country Unite 4 (2016:2, +2)
Mixed Group 6 (2016:8, -2)
Total 350 (2016:350)
Try the Numeration and not the Coalition.
The numeration principle would be 18 / 350 times the number of seats.
Numeration of ministers:
Spanish Socialist (PSOE) 7 (with the prime minister)
People’s Party (PP) 4
Citizens Group (CS) 3
United we Can () 2
Republican Left Group 1
Total 18 ministers