This is the sovereign body of the FEMP and its highest organ of governance, since it is here where all the Federation members are directly present. The General Assembly calls its ordinary meetings once every four years, six months after the Municipal Elections are held.
This is the meeting in which the President, all the members of the Executive Commission and approximately half the members of the Federal Council of the FEMP are elected. It is also the venue where the resolutions that will mark the lines of work of the organization for the pertinent mandate are approved.
The first FEMP General Assembly, the Constituent Assembly, was held in Torremolinos in June 1981. The cities that have witnessed the holding of the eight other subsequent Ordinary General Assemblies of the Federation have been Barcelona in 1983, Madrid in 1985, Valencia in 1987, Zaragoza in 1991, and Madrid in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
In the course of its history, the FEMP has only held one Extraordinary General Meeting. This was in A Coruña in 1993 and its purpose was to demand a pact of competence and financing for Local Entities. The result of that municipal summit called together under the motto “A closer administration” was the commitment of the State Government to support a great Local Pact of State and to initiate negotiations on local financing.