- Cabildo Canaries
"Cabildos" are a Spanish system of government administration that are now only used in the
Canary Islands, with one governing each main island.
The members of a "cabildo" are elected by direct
universal suffrageby the Spanish citizens of each island. The membership is determined by party-list proportional representation.
The "cabildos" were created under the "Law of Cabildos" of 1912. During
Francisco Franco's dictatorship they were appointed rather than elected. "Cabildos" exercise a level of authority between those of their province and their autonomous communities in matters of health, environment, culture, sports, industry, roads, drinking water and irrigation, hunting and fishing licencing, museums, beaches, public transportation and land organization. "Cabildos" can impose fueltaxes.
The island of
La Graciosafalls under the jurisdiction of the cabildo of Lanzarote.
Cabildo de Tenerife
* [http://www.grancanaria.com/patronato_turismo/283.0.html Gran Canaria]
* [http://www.cabildodelanzarote.com/ Lanzarote]
* [http://www.cabildofuer.es/ Fuerteventura]
* [http://www.cabtfe.es/ Tenerife]
* [http://www.cablapalma.es/ La Palma]
* [http://www.cabildogomera.org/index2.htm La Gomera]
* [http://www.elhierro.es/ El Hierro]
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