The lists were published last Wednesday as they were presented to the electoral boards, and from then on a short period was opened to review the candidatures and endorsements, correct errors and study the possible appeals and challenges that may arise.
Specifically, 1,222 applications were submitted, which is 42 more than three years ago. Of that total, 608 choose to occupy one of the 350 seats in Congress and the other 614 aspire to the 208 seats of the Senate.
The four main parties, PP, PSOE, United We Can and Citizens, presented lists in the 52 provinces, but they were not the only ones. Extra-parliamentary formations such as Vox, Partido Animalista (PACMA) or Por un Mundo Más Justo (PUM + J) have also done so.
These days, the electoral boards have reviewed whether all the lists have met the formal requirements and, in the case of extra-parliamentarians, whether they have attached the required endorsements (signatures of at least 0.1% of the census). One of the requirements that all must meet is respect for parity democracy, which implies that no sex group can have more than 60% or less than 40% of the candidates in each stretch of five names.