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Asturias Forum

Asturias Forum
Foru Asturies
PresidentCarmen Moriyón
Secretary-GeneralAdrián Pumares
FounderFrancisco Álvarez-Cascos
Founded19 January 2011
Split fromPeople's Party
NewspaperEl Hormiguero
Youth wingForo Joven (Young Forum)
Membership (2011)6,987[1]
Political positionCentre[3] to centre-right[4]
Colors  Blue
  Dark blue (formerly)
Congress of Deputies
0 / 7
(Asturian seats)
Spanish Senate
0 / 6
(Asturian seats)
General Junta
1 / 45
3 / 78
Local Government
49 / 928

Asturias Forum (Spanish: Foro Asturias, Asturian: Foru Asturies, Foro), previously known as Forum of Citizens (Spanish: Foro de Ciudadanos, FAC)[6] is a regionalist[2] political party in the Principality of Asturias.


Asturias Forum was founded in January 2011 by former Deputy Prime Minister Francisco Álvarez Cascos, who left the People's Party (PP) after failing to be selected as the party's candidate for President of the Principality of Asturias in the 2011 election.

In the Asturian election, Álvarez Cascos led the party under the name "Forum of Citizens" (Spanish: Foro de Ciudadanos). FAC won sixteen seats, making it the largest party on the General Council. Together with the PP, FAC's gains gave the centre-right a majority in Asturias for the first time.[7] The party has spoken to all three other parties to create a more consensual political climate.[8]

At the November 2011 Spanish election, the party won one of Asturias's eight seats in the Congress of Deputies.

After months of deadlock in the Asturian regional assembly, fresh elections were held, in which FAC lost 4 seats, becoming the second largest party behind the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

On 12 February 2015, Francisco Álvarez-Cascos surprisingly announced he would not stand again as Asturias Forum's candidate and resigned the presidency of the party.[9] Álvarez-Cascos was succeeded by Cristina Coto, while he went on to become the party's secretary-general.

After the resignation of Cristina Coto due to differences with Álvarez Cascos, Carmen Moriyón, mayoress of Gijón, was elected new president of the party on 29 September 2018.[10]


Electoral performance

Cortes Generales


Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Status Size Notes
# % ±pp # ±
2011 92,828 14.7% Opposition 3rd
2015 187,568 30.1% N/A 0 Opposition * government support
2016 209,632 35.3% N/A 0 Opposition * government support
Apr 2019 111,341 17.9% N/A 1 Opposition *
Nov 2019 128,698 23.2% N/A 1 Opposition *
Date Seats Size
# ±
2011 3rd
2015 1 *
2016 0 *
Apr 2019 1 *
Nov 2019 0 *

General Junta of the Principality of Asturias

Election Votes % Seats +/– Government
2011 178,031 29.7 (#1)
16 / 45
16 Government
2012 124,518 24.8 (#2)
12 / 45
4 Opposition
2015 44,480 8.2 (#5)
3 / 45
9 Opposition
2019 34,687 6.5 (#6)
2 / 45
1 Opposition
2023 19,313 3.7 (#6)
1 / 45
1 Opposition

European Parliament

Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2014 32,962 0.2% 18th
2019 6,053 0.1% –0.1 22nd
Date Votes Size
# % ±pp
2014 16,064 4.2% 6th
2019 6,053 1.2% –3.0 6th


  1. ^ Foro Asturias valida a 6.987 afiliados con derecho a voto para su congreso constitucional. El Comercio, 26/02/2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "ESTATUTOS" (PDF). 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Foro celebra su V Congreso con la vista puesta en consolidarse como partido centrista y autonomista". Público, Nortes (in Spanish). 30 September 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  4. ^ Campo, E. (2011-05-23). "El centro derecha, a las puertas". La Nueva España. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
  5. ^ MAPA | Radiografía del nuevo poder municipal: consulta los nombres de todos los alcaldes y alcaldesas de España.
  6. ^ Aviso Legal
  7. ^ Mencía, J. E. (25 May 2011). "Cascos gana las elecciones y la derecha obtiene mayoría absoluta por primera vez". La Nueva España (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  8. ^ Ordóñez, José A. (25 May 2011). "Cascos llama a PSOE, PP e IU a un "consenso básico", inspirado en los pactos de la Moncloa". La Nueva España (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  9. ^ Cascos renuncia a encabezar la candidatura de su partido en las elecciones regionales; El Comercio, 12 February 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Carmen Moriyón, nueva presidenta de Foro Asturias" [Carmen Moriyón, new president of Asturias Forum] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 29 September 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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