On June 9, Spaniards are called to vote to define the country’s representation in the European Parliament and the Spanish candidates who aspire to be part of it have already been defined. 

In total, 33 candidates have been approved, 13 headed by a woman and the other 20 headed by a man. The Electoral Board rejected six other candidacies and therefore they were not included in the final list published by the Official State Gazette. 

Some of the rejected proposals were FIEL, Peace sovereignty and republic, Izquierda por España or the Libertarian Party, and there are several reasons why the JE can eliminate a candidacy: not complying with the parity obligation, not presenting 15,000 signatures or not have a list with enough candidates.

On June 9, Spain will elect 61 European parliamentarians from the 720 deputies that make up the European Parliament. Of the total number of candidates, these nine are the ones that have a real chance of entering Parliament: Six of them led by women and three by men. And the fight for first place will be fought by the socialist Teresa Ribera and the popular Dolors Montserrat. 

Madrid, 1969. Teresa Ribera is a jurist by profession. She is currently the third vice president of the Government and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. She entered the political sphere in 2005 as director of the Spanish Office for Climate Change, and in 2008 she became Secretary of State for Climate Change.

The PSOE was the first political force in Spain in 2019, and obtained 21 seats (7 more than in the previous elections) and 32.86% of the votes. The head of the list was Josep Borrell, current vice president of the European Commission. Throughout Europe, the socialists (S

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, 1973. Dolors Montserrat is the vice-president spokesperson of the EPP Group in the European Parliament since 2019. She was Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality of the Government of Spain between 2016 and 2018 led by Mariano Rajoy, as well as spokesperson for her group in Congress until 2019. She has been a deputy in the Cortes Generales for eleven years and a MEP since 2019.

The European People’s Party won the elections in Europe as a whole, obtaining 187 deputies and 21% of the votes. In Spain, with Dolors Montserrat also at the head of the list, it was the second political force and won 13 seats.

Barcelona, ​​1969. Jordi Cañas has a degree in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona. In 2010 he entered the Parliament of Catalonia as a deputy, where he remained until 2014. In the last European elections in 2019 he won a seat for the European Parliament and since 2023 he has been National Spokesperson for Citizens. From 1990 to 2003 he was a member of the PSC.

In 2019, Ciudadanos presented the economist Luis Garicano as the head of the list, and he obtained 8 seats, six more than in the previous elections. As in Spain, the European political group in which Ciudadanos (Renew Europe) is integrated was the third force.

Madrid, 1988. Irene Montero is the political secretary of Podemos since 2023. She was Minister of Equality in the coalition government from 2020 to 2023, when she was replaced by the socialist Ana Redondo. She was previously spokesperson for the UP-EC-GeC parliamentary group in Congress and a deputy for seven years.

Podemos ran in the European elections in 2019 under the ‘United We Can Change Europe’ coalition, with María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop as the leader of the list. In Spain, it obtained 6 seats and lost 19.8% of the votes compared to the previous elections. Five of the six deputies joined the European group of The Left, while Ernest Urtasun joined the Greens group.

1971. Estrella Galán has been the general director of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR) for the last 25 years. She has experience in the fight to defend Human Rights and for refugees. She has a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid and has participated in meetings of the LIBE Commission of the European Parliament.

Sumar’s coalition was definitively formed on June 9, 2023, so these will be his first elections to the European Parliament. 

Barcelona, ​​1975. Jorge Buxadé is a State lawyer and university professor. In 2019 he was elected deputy to the European Parliament for Vox and from 2020 to 2024 he was vice president of the party. During the 90s he was part of the Spanish Falange de las JONS candidacy for Parliament and between 2004 and 2014 he was a member of the Popular Party.

Jorge Buxadé was also the head of the Vox list in 2019, where the far-right party obtained its first four seats in the European Parliament and 6.21% of the votes. In Europe, Vox is part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), which obtained 62 seats 5 years ago.

Barcelona, ​​1975. Diana Riba was the number three candidate of the Ahora Repúblicas coalition in the 2019 European elections, when she was elected MEP. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committees on Culture and Education, on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. The Ahora Repúblicas coalition is made up of ERC, EH Bildu, the BNG and Ara Més.

Oriol Junqueras was the head of the list of the Ahora Repúblicas coalition in 2019, when the party obtained three deputies and 5.58% of the votes.  In total, he obtained more than 1,250,000 ballots.

Barcelona, ​​1971. Toni Comín is the vice president of the Consell per la República and has been a deputy in the European Parliament since 2019. Previously he was Minister of Health of the Generalitat with Carles Puigdemont as president and deputy in the Parliament from 2015 to 2018. He has resided in Belgium since 2017 when he left Spain to escape from Spanish justice after the 1-O referendum.

In 2019, Junts presented Carles Puigdemont as the head of the list, and he was 200,000 votes away from the coalition in which ERC is a member. They obtained the same seats as Ahora Repúblicas (3) and were part of the Non-Registrants of the European Parliament.

Bilbao, 1980. Oihane Agirregoitia is the replacement for Izaskun Bilbao, who was head of the PNV list in 2009, 2014 and 2019. Agirregoitia has been a councilor in Bilbao and a senior second-rank official in the Bizkaia Provincial Council.

In the last European elections, the coalition obtained a single deputy and lost 25.6% of the votes compared to the previous elections. In the European Parliament he joined the Renew Europe parliamentary group.

In addition to the formations and candidates listed above, there are 24 other candidates running for the European elections on June 9. Among them, Alvise Pérez’s Se Acabó la Fiesta could be represented according to some surveys:

Seville, 1990. Alvise Pérez was advisor and head of the Ciudadanos cabinet in the Valencian Parliament. He is currently very active on social networks, especially Telegram and X, where he critically comments on Spanish politics. He runs for election for the group Se Acabó la Fiesta formed by himself. He has had different controversies with political leaders such as Óscar Puente, José Luis Ábalos or Salvador Illa.