21st National Congress of the People's Party (Spain)

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21st National Congress of the PP

← 2022 No later than 2026
Opinion polls
Candidate Alberto Núñez Feijóo

Incumbent President

Alberto Núñez Feijóo

The 21st National Congress of the People's Party is scheduled to be held no later than 2026, to renovate the leading bodies of the People's Party (PP) and establish the party's main lines of action and strategy for the next leadership term.


The congress of the PP is the party's supreme body, and can be of either ordinary or extraordinary nature, depending on whether it is held following the natural end of its term or due to any other exceptional circumstances not linked to this event. Ordinary congresses are to be held every four years and called at least two months in advance of their celebration, though this timetable can be altered for up to twelve months in the event of coincidence with electoral processes. Extraordinary congresses have to be called by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors at least one-and-a-half month in advance of their celebration, though in cases of "exceptional urgency" this deadline can be reduced to thirty days.

The president of the PP is the party's head and the person holding the party's political and legal representation, and presides over its board of directors and executive committee, which are the party's maximum directive, governing and administration bodies between congresses.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The election of the PP president is based on a two-round system. Any party member with at least one-year membership is eligible for the post of party president, on the condition that they are up to date with the payment of party fees and that they are able to secure the signed endorsements of at least 100 party members. The election is to be held in the party's 60 constituencies, corresponding to each province and island of Spain.

In the first round, all registered party members who have their payment fees up to date are allowed to vote for any of the candidates who have been officially proclaimed by virtue of securing the required number of signatures to run. In the event that no candidate wins the first round outright—which requires securing at least 50 percent of the national vote, being the most voted candidate in at least half of the constituencies and at least a 15-percentage point advantage over the runner-up—a second round will be held concurrently with the party congress, in which party delegates will elect the new party leader from among the two candidates who have previously received the most votes in the first round. Most of the delegates are to be elected by party members concurrently with the first round of voting to the party leadership.[1]



Candidate Age Notable positions
Alberto Núñez
62 Deputy in the Cortes Generales for Madrid (since 2023)
President of the PP (since 2022)
Leader of the Opposition of Spain (since 2022)

Senator in the Cortes Generales appointed by the Parliament of Galicia
President of the Xunta de Galicia (2009–2022)
President of the PP of Galicia (2006–2022)
Deputy in the Parliament of Galicia for Pontevedra (2005–2022)
First Vice President of the Xunta de Galicia (2004–2005)
Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Housing of Galicia (2003–2005)
President of the State Society of Mail and Telegraphs (2000–2003)
Secretary-General for Healthcare (1996–2000)


The individuals in this section were the subject of speculation about their possible candidacy:

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll results are listed in the tables below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the candidate's colour. In the instance of a tie, the figures with the highest percentages are shaded. Polls show data gathered among PP voters/supporters as well as Spanish voters as a whole, but not among party members, who are the ones ultimately entitled to vote in the primary election.

PP voters[edit]

Spanish voters[edit]


Opinion poll sources
  1. ^ a b "Barómetro Mensual. Octubre 2023" (PDF). 40dB (in Spanish). 9 October 2023.
  2. ^ a b "ElectoPanel (30JL): división sobre la continuidad de Feijoo en el PP". Electomanía (in Spanish). 30 July 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Barómetro laSexta: más de la mitad de los encuestados prefieren a Feijóo frente a Ayuso". laSexta (in Spanish). 23 November 2022.
  1. ^ a b "Estatutos del Partido Popular, aprobados por el 18 Congreso" (PDF). PP (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  2. ^ "El público interrumpe el discurso de Feijóo tras el 23-J con gritos de '¡Ayuso, Ayuso!'" (in Spanish). Madrid: Cadena SER. 24 July 2023. Retrieved 29 July 2023.
  3. ^ Leal, Rocío (27 July 2023). "Juanma Moreno descarta aventuras en el PP: "Feijóo es el presente y es el futuro"". VozPópuli (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 August 2023.