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Catalonian parliamentary election, 2006
Catalonia
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All 135 seats in the Parliament of Catalonia
68 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 56.0%
Decrease6.5 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Artur Mas (abril de 2010) (retrato).jpg José Montilla - 001.jpg Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira - 001.jpg
Leader Artur Mas José Montilla Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira
Party CiU PSC ERC
Leader since 7 January 2002 15 July 2006[1] 25 November 1996
Last election 46 seats, 30.9% 42 seats, 31.2% 23 seats, 16.4%
Seats won
48 / 135
37 / 135
21 / 135
Seat change Increase2 Decrease5 Decrease2
Popular vote 935,756 796,173 416,355
Percentage 31.5% 26.8% 14.0%
Swing Increase0.6 pp Decrease4.4 pp Decrease2.4 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Josep Piqué en 2008 (retrato).jpg Joan Saura cropped.jpg Albert Rivera Vigo.jpg
Leader Josep Piqué Joan Saura Albert Rivera
Party PPC ICV-EUiA C's
Leader since 4 September 2003 26 November 2000 9 July 2006
Last election 15 seats, 11.9% 9 seats, 7.3% Did not contest
Seats won
14 / 135
12 / 135
3 / 135
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3 Increase3
Popular vote 316,222 282,693 89,840
Percentage 10.7% 9.5% 3.0%
Swing Decrease1.2 pp Increase2.2 pp New party

Resultats Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 2006.svg

Graphic of the results in the Catalan Parliament election, 2006, based in constituencies.

President of the
Generalitat de Catalunya
before election

Pasqual Maragall
PSC

Elected President of the
Generalitat de Catalunya

José Montilla
PSC

Coat of Arms of Catalonia.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Catalonia

Elections to the Parliament of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain, were held on November 1, 2006.

Background[edit]

The November 2006 Catalan parliament election was an early one (the original election date was due for the Fall of 2007, roughly one year after the actual early election took place). This was mostly a result of the uneasy and controversial redaction of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia amended text, which has further expanded the authority of the Catalan Government ever since it was passed in June 2006.

The Statute amendment was approved in a referendum on June 18, 2006 in which 73.24% of voters were in favour of the new Statute, 20.57% of the votes were against. This referendum was noted for its huge abstention: only 48.85% of the electorate participated in it.

Since the 2003 elections a coalition of three left-wing parties, Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC), Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Initiative for Catalonia Greens-United and Alternative Left (ICV-EUiA) had been in power, with Pasqual Maragall i Mira as President. However, in May 2006 ERC, following internal tensions, left the coalition due to its disagreement on the final draft of the Statute of Autonomy which themselves had partially redacted, thus leaving Maragall without a majority and forcing him to call for this early election. On June 21, 2006 Maragall announced his intention to personally step down at the upcoming election, arguably due to the political erosion his government had suffered after an uneasy relationship with ERC.

Besides the issue of Catalan nationalism, the main issues of the campaign were taxes, social security, housing and immigration.

Unlike the previous 2003 elections, when Convergence and Union (CiU) achieved a plurality of seats in the autonomous Parliament but did not get the highest number of votes (PSC achieved a narrow lead in votes, the discrepancy between votes number and seats being explained by the electoral law) in this occasion CiU won the elections both in seats and votes numbers. Still those weren't enough to have an absolute majority. Then, after coalition negotiations, the PSC, ERC and ICV-EUiA agreed to renew the three-party coalition that had been in power, which made PSC's leader José Montilla President.

This elections saw a new party (Ciutadans - Partido de la Ciudadanía) entering the autonomous parliament, which has increased the already high diversity of this parliament from five political parties with representation to now six, which contrasts with the increasingly bipartisan Spanish -and European in general- politic scenario.

Electoral system[edit]

Deputies are elected in four electoral districts: 85 in Barcelona, 17 in Girona, 15 in Lleida and 18 in Tarragona. In each district, seats are allocated to parties obtaining at least 3% of the votes in that district using the D'Hondt method.[2]

Parties[edit]

  • Citizens' Party (Ciutadans - Partido de la Ciudadanía). Presidential candidate: Albert Rivera. Social democratic, social liberalist and non nationalist party.

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll results[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.

Date Polling Firm/Source PSC CiU ERC PPC ICV-EUiA Others Lead
1 Nov 2006 Regional Election 26.8 31.5 14.0 10.7 9.5 7.5 4.7
Exit polls
25 Oct Demoscopia 29.1 32.1 14.9 11.6 9.5 2.8 3.0
23–24 Oct Opina 30.0 30.5 13.0 10.0 10.0 6.5 0.5
23 Oct Feedback 25.8 35.5 14.5 11.8 9.7 2.7 9.7
19–23 Oct Noxa 28.4 34.0 12.5 10.2 10.9 4.0 5.6
22 Oct Opina 30.0 30.0 13.0 10.5 10.5 6.0 0.0
19–21 Oct GESOP 29.0 32.0 13.2 11.3 10.5 4.0 3.0
19 Oct DEP 29.3 31.8 14.6 12.1 8.7 3.5 2.5
17–19 Oct Iberconsulta[a] 29.6 33.2 14.7 12.0 8.3 2.2 5.6
17 Oct Opina 31.5 29.3 15.5 10.7 9.0 4.0 2.2
16 Oct Feedback 27.4 35.9 15.0 10.1 9.1 2.5 8.5
2–15 Oct CIS 27.8 33.7 14.8 10.2 8.9 4.6 5.9
9 Oct Feedback 27.0 35.4 15.0 10.4 9.5 2.7 8.4
6–9 Oct Sigma-2 30.5 32.8 13.7 11.0 6.9 5.1 2.3
5–9 Oct Noxa 29.0 35.5 12.1 10.5 10.4 2.5 6.5
5–7 Oct GESOP 29.9 34.9 12.4 10.1 9.1 3.6 5.0
18–21 Sep Noxa 29.3 33.4 13.8 10.4 9.5 3.6 4.1
14–16 Sep GESOP 29.5 34.5 13.3 10.5 9.0 3.2 5.0
17–19 Jul Noxa 32.4 34.2 12.3 10.2 8.3 1.9 1.8
11 Jun Opina 33.5 30.5 36.0 3.0
6–7 Jun GESOP 31.0 35.0 13.0 10.5 7.0 3.5 4.0
30 May Opina 33.8 31.2 13.1 9.8 8.9 3.2 2.6
15–16 May GESOP 32.0 32.0 15.0 10.0 8.0 3.0 0.0
17–19 Apr GESOP 31.0 32.0 16.0 10.3 7.4 3.3 1.0
27–30 Mar Noxa 35.0 31.1 16.5 8.4 6.6 2.4 3.9
2–4 Feb GESOP 30.7 31.5 14.8 12.9 7.5 2.6 0.8
2006
12–15 Dec Noxa 31.7 32.8 16.3 9.6 8.9 0.7 1.1
7–11 Nov Noxa 33.2 27.3 16.7 13.7 7.1 2.0 5.9
3–6 Oct Noxa 32.5 29.2 16.0 12.7 8.9 0.7 3.3
3–5 Oct GESOP 32.0 32.0 15.3 10.8 7.5 2.4 0.0
18–21 Jul Noxa 33.5 28.9 16.3 12.9 7.2 1.2 4.6
30 Jun–3 Jul GESOP 31.5 31.5 15.5 11.3 7.5 2.7 0.0
20–22 Apr GESOP 30.3 30.3 16.2 12.6 7.8 2.8 0.0
7–10 Mar Noxa 34.2 29.2 15.0 10.8 9.3 1.5 5.0
16–18 Jan GESOP 34.7 31.6 13.9 10.4 7.0 2.4 3.1
2005
10–12 Nov Noxa 32.4 28.9 16.8 10.8 9.6 1.5 3.5
28–29 Sep Vox Pública 33.5 30.7 15.2 11.5 6.7 2.4 2.8
30 Jul–1 Jun Vox Pública 34.0 30.5 15.7 9.8 7.5 2.5 3.5
2004
16 Nov 2003 Regional Election 31.2 30.9 16.4 11.9 7.3 2.3 0.3

Seats[edit]

Opinion polls showing seat projections are displayed in the table below. The highest seat figures in each polling survey have their background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. 68 seats are required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Catalonia.

68 seats needed for majority
Date Polling Firm/Source PSC CiU ERC PPC ICV-EUiA Others
1 Nov 2006 Regional Election 37 48 21 14 12 3
1 Nov (20:00) Ipsos-Eco Consulting 37/40 45/48 21/24 13/15 10/12 0/2
Exit polls
25 Oct Demoscopia 40/41 47/48 20/22 14/15 10/12 0
23–24 Oct Opina 42/43 43/47 19/22 13/14 13/14 0
23 Oct Feedback 35/37 52/54 20/21 14/15 10/13 0
19–23 Oct Noxa 38/40 50/52 17/19 13 13/15 0
22 Oct Infortécnica 39/40 56/58 16/17 13/14 8/10 0
22 Oct Opina 42/43 45 20 14 13/14 0
22 Oct CiU 35/36 54 19/20 14 10/13 0
19–21 Oct GESOP 39/41 47/49 19/20 14/15 12/13 0
19 Oct DEP 38/39 49/50 20/21 15 10/11 0
17–19 Oct Iberconsulta 40/41 47/49 20/22 14/15 10/11 0
17 Oct Opina 43 43 23/24 13/14 12 0
16 Oct Feedback 37 53/54 20 13/14 11 0
2–15 Oct CIS 39 50/52 21 13/14 10/11 0
9 Oct Feedback 37 52 20/21 13/14 12/13 0
6–9 Oct Sigma-2 42/43 49/52 19/21 14/15 8 0
5–9 Oct Noxa 38/40 52/54 16/18 13 12/13 0
5–7 Oct GESOP 40/41 52/53 18/19 12/13 10/11 0
18–21 Sep Noxa 40 50/51 19/20 13 12 0
14–16 Sep GESOP 40/41 51/52 19/20 13/14 10/11 0
17–19 Jul Noxa 44 51 17 13 10 0
11 Jun Opina 46 45 0
30 May Opina 48 46 20 12 9 0
27–30 Mar Noxa 47/48 45/46 22/23 10/11 8/9 0
2006
12–15 Dec Noxa 42/44 47/48 23/24 11/13 10 0
13 Dic CiU 40 48 22 15 10 0
7–11 Nov Noxa 46 39/40 23/24 17/18 8/9 0
3–6 Oct Noxa 44 43 23 15 10 0
18–21 Jul Noxa 46 41 23 15 10 0
7–10 Mar Noxa 45/47 43/44 21/22 14 10/11 0
2005
10–12 Nov Noxa 44 43 23 14 11 0
2004
16 Nov 2003 Regional Election 42 46 23 15 9 0

Results[edit]

Composition of the elected Parliament.
Summary of the 1 November 2006 Parliament of Catalonia election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Elect. +/−
Convergence and Union (CiU) 935,756 31.52 +0.58 48 +2
Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC) 796,173 26.82 −4.34 37 −5
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 416,355 14.03 −2.41 21 −2
People's Party of Catalonia (PPC) 316,222 10.65 −1.24 14 −1
Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV-EUiA) 282,693 9.52 +2.24 12 +3
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 89,840 3.03 New 3 +3
The Greens-Ecologists of Catalonia (EV-EVC) 17,900 0.60 +0.04 0 ±0
Animal Rights Party (PACMA) 13,730 0.46 New 0 ±0
Unsubmissive Seats (Ei) 6,922 0.23 +0.16 0 ±0
Catalan Republican Party (RC) 6,024 0.20 New 0 ±0
Internationalist Socialist Workers' Party (POSI) 5,632 0.19 +0.06 0 ±0
Communist Party of the People of Catalonia (PCPC) 4,798 0.16 +0.08 0 ±0
The Greens-Green Alternative (EV-AV) 3,228 0.11 +0.05 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyL) 2,776 0.09 New 0 ±0
Forward Catalonia Platform (AES-DN) 2,735 0.09 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 2,608 0.09 +0.04 0 ±0
Republican Social Movement (MSR) 1,096 0.04 +0.02 0 ±0
Carmel/Blue Party (PAzul) 1,039 0.04 New 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 945 0.03 New 0 ±0
Catalonia Decides (Eb) 668 0.02 New 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 626 0.02 +0.01 0 ±0
Republican Left (IR) 524 0.02 −0.03 0 ±0
Blank ballots 60,244 2.03 +1.12
Total 2,968,534 100.00 135 ±0
Valid votes 2,968,534 99.54 −0.20
Invalid votes 13,574 0.46 +0.20
Votes cast / turnout 2,982,108 56.04 −6.50
Abstentions 2,339,166 43.96 +6.50
Registered voters 5,321,274
Source(s):
Vote share
CiU
  
31.52%
PSC
  
26.82%
ERC
  
14.03%
PPC
  
10.65%
ICV-EUiA
  
9.52%
C's
  
3.03%
Others
  
2.40%
Blank
  
2.03%
Parliamentary seats
CiU
  
35.56%
PSC
  
27.41%
ERC
  
15.56%
PPC
  
10.37%
ICV-EUiA
  
8.89%
C's
  
2.22%

Results by province[edit]

Party BC GI LL TA Total
CiU S 27 7 7 7 48
V 29.9 38.2 40.0 32.4 31.5
PSC S 25 4 3 5 37
V 27.9 22.1 22.0 26.0 26.8
ERC S 11 4 3 3 21
V 12.6 19.2 17.7 17.6 14.0
PPC S 10 1 1 2 14
V 11.2 7.2 9.1 11.0 10.7
ICV-EUiA S 9 1 1 1 12
V 10.4 7.6 6.6 6.5 9.5
C's S 3 0 0 0 3
V 3.5 0.9 1.0 2.4 3.0
Others V 2.5 2.8 1.3 2.4 2.5
Blank 2.0 2.0 2.3 1.7 2.0
Total seats 85 17 15 18 135
Turnout 55.9 57.1 59.0 54.1 56.0

Results by comarques[edit]

Comarque CiU PSC ERC PPC ICV C's Lead Turnout
Alt Camp 36.7 23.6 22.0 7.5 6.0 0.9 +13.1 58.2
Alt Empordà 37.1 22.5 18.0 9.6 7.1 1.2 +14.6 56.3
Alt Penedès 36.7 25.8 16.9 6.5 8.8 1.2 +10.9 62.3
Alt Urgell 44.2 21.2 16.3 7.0 7.4 0.6 +23.0 59.7
Alta Ribagorça 40.7 29.8 11.6 5.7 7.2 0.7 +10.9 57.1
Anoia 35.5 26.8 16.0 8.4 7.7 1.1 +8.7 56.4
Bages 38.9 23.9 17.8 6.6 7.9 1.0 +15.0 59.4
Baix Camp 33.3 23.5 18.1 11.6 6.6 2.8 +9.8 53.3
Baix Ebre 30.8 28.0 22.3 7.7 6.4 0.8 +2.8 56.4
Baix Empordà 36.7 24.7 18.6 6.9 7.6 0.9 +12.0 56.1
Baix Llobregat 24.1 35.0 10.3 11.5 10.5 4.0 −10.9 54.0
Baix Penedès 32.1 29.8 13.2 11.5 6.9 2.8 +2.3 49.0
Barcelonès 27.5 27.5 11.3 13.3 11.5 4.5 −0.0 57.4
Berguedà 43.6 20.6 20.8 4.5 5.8 0.4 +22.8 63.1
Cerdanya 45.2 16.2 19.5 7.7 6.0 0.7 +25.7 56.9
Conca de Barberà 38.8 26.0 17.8 5.4 7.1 0.3 +12.8 62.8
Garraf 30.1 28.7 13.5 10.5 9.8 3.1 +1.4 54.6
Garrigues 42.5 19.0 23.4 6.4 5.1 0.3 +19.1 65.8
Garrotxa 44.5 18.8 20.2 4.7 6.8 0.2 +24.3 63.4
Gironès 34.4 22.9 20.3 7.3 9.2 1.3 +11.5 59.2
Maresme 36.0 23.1 14.6 10.1 9.2 2.7 +9.9 57.9
Montsià 33.9 28.1 19.1 8.3 6.1 0.9 +5.8 55.4
Noguera 43.6 19.6 19.7 8.1 5.3 0.4 +23.9 63.1
Osona 44.7 15.4 23.6 4.4 6.9 0.4 +21.1 66.0
Pallars Jussà 42.5 26.7 15.5 4.6 7.4 0.2 +15.8 63.3
Pallars Sobirà 42.2 25.3 17.6 4.3 6.8 0.3 +16.9 66.5
Pla de l'Estany 42.5 13.8 25.9 4.6 7.8 0.5 +16.6 66.2
Pla d'Urgell 43.3 19.1 21.3 6.9 5.4 0.5 +22.0 65.9
Priorat 34.6 20.6 28.0 5.0 7.7 0.3 +6.6 70.6
Ribera d'Ebre 35.1 27.1 22.0 5.9 6.0 0.5 +8.0 66.0
Ripollès 47.4 19.7 17.6 4.3 6.0 0.1 +27.7 64.8
Segarra 42.5 15.5 21.5 8.4 7.1 0.3 +21.0 62.4
Segrià 36.2 24.7 15.1 11.7 7.2 1.7 +11.5 56.9
Selva 38.3 23.4 18.1 7.6 7.3 1.1 +14.9 53.1
Solsonès 45.8 13.6 23.4 6.2 7.1 0.2 +22.4 64.7
Tarragonès 29.2 26.8 13.8 15.0 6.8 4.3 +2.4 52.5
Terra Alta 42.0 25.2 15.5 10.2 4.0 0.4 +16.8 69.1
Urgell 42.2 18.1 22.0 7.1 6.3 0.5 +20.2 63.9
Val d'Aran 37.4 32.6 6.4 14.2 4.9 1.3 +4.8 53.1
Vallès Occidental 29.3 29.5 11.9 10.2 10.8 3.6 −0.2 54.1
Vallès Oriental 33.5 27.2 13.6 9.4 9.3 2.5 +2.1 56.2
Barcelona 29.9 27.9 12.6 11.2 10.4 3.5 +2.0 55.9
Girona 38.2 22.1 19.2 7.2 7.6 0.9 +16.1 57.1
Lleida 40.0 22.0 17.7 9.1 6.6 1.0 +18.0 59.0
Tarragona 32.4 26.0 17.6 11.0 6.5 2.4 +6.4 54.1
TOTAL 31.5 26.8 14.0 10.7 9.5 3.0 +4.7 56.0

Investiture voting[edit]

24 November 2006
Investiture voting for José Montilla Aguilera (PSC)

Absolute majority: 68/135
Vote Parties Votes
YesY Yes PSC (37), ERC (21), ICV-EUiA (12)
70 / 135
No CiU (48), PPC (14), C's (3)
65 / 135
Abstentions
0 / 135
Source: Historia Electoral

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Poll results are shown projected over candidacy votes (that is, votes going for political parties, excluding blank ballots). The vote percentage in the official election is calculated including blank ballots into the estimation. In order to obtain data comparable to both the official results as well as those of other polls, a rule of three has been applied to the poll projections, with the results of the calculation being shown instead.

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