The Royal Decree 64/2000, 17 January, dissolving the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate and call for elections, establishes in its article 2 the announcement of elections for its celebration next day, March 12, 2000.
On the other hand, the organic law 5/1985, of June 19, the General Electoral regime, amended by organic law 1/1987, of April 2; 8/1991 of 13 March; 6/1992, of November 2; 13/1994, 30 March; 3/1995, of 23 March; 1/1997, of 30 may; 3/1998, 15 June, and 8/1999, of 21 April, in its title II, special provisions for the elections of Deputies and senators, regulates the amounts of subsidies to the electoral expenditure in its article 175, which paragraph 4 indicates that "the quantities referred to in the preceding paragraphs refer to constant pesetas. By order of the Ministry of economy and finance are set amounts updated within five days of the call".
The realization of subsidies for electoral expenses, expressed in constant pesetas, coming requires deflation rates that are determined by the price index for consumption applicable in each case.
By virtue, I have: first-the updating of the quantities fixed for subsidizing the costs incurred by the electoral activities regulated in article 175 of the organic law 5/1985, of June 19, in writing given by organic law 8/1991, of March 13, and 13/1994, of March 30, will be checked by applying to the quantities referred to in that article of the deflaccionista coefficient corrector of the consumer price index.
Second.-the amounts to which the preceding paragraph refers shall be as follows: to) grant of 2.692.000 pesetas per each seat obtained in the Chamber of deputies or the Senate.
(b) grant from 101 pesetas for each of the votes obtained by each candidate to the Congress, one of whose members, at least, had obtained a seat of Deputy.
(c) grant of 40 pesetas for each of the votes obtained by each candidate who had obtained the seat of Senator.
Third.-the limit of election expenses is the result of multiplying the number of people corresponding to the population's right to the constituencies where present their nominations each party, Federation, coalition or grouping by 47 pesetas.
Cuarto.-Adicionalmente to the preceding paragraphs, the amount of the grant to parties, federations, coalitions or groups, of electoral expenses caused by the direct and personal shipping envelopes and ballot papers or electoral advertising and propaganda voters, shall conform to the following rules: to) be paid 27 pesetas per elector in each of the constituencies in which submitted list to the Congress of Deputies and the Senate provided that the candidacy of reference he had obtained the number of deputies or senators or precise votes to constitute a parliamentary group on one or another camera.
Obtaining parliamentary group in both Chambers will not entitled to grant more than one time.
(b) the subsidized amount will not be included within the limit provided for in the third paragraph, provided that the effective realization of the activity referred to in the fourth paragraph has been justified.
This order shall enter into force the day of its publication in the "official bulletin of the State".
Madrid, January 18, 2000.
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