• Animal-rights group runs for Congress, Senate to publicize plight of animals
• PACMA gathered necessary 7,000 signatures to place candidates on ballot
Spain’s PACMA animal-rights party, the Partido Animalista, has gathered 7,000 signatures to enable its candidates to be placed on the ballot in the upcoming Dec. 20 national elections.
The party says it will present itself in the elections to given Spanish citizens one more option in the crowded field of political parties, large and small. Parties without any previous election history are required to gather signatures showing support from at least 0.1 percent of voters in the circumscription in which they will field candidates.
PACMA says its electoral platform will include a demand for a reform to Spain’s electoral law, which it says currently obstructs equal access of political movements to representation in the national congress.