Catalonian parliamentary election, 2012

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Catalonian parliamentary election, 2012
Catalonia
2010 ←
25 November 2012 → 2015

All 135 seats in the Parliament of Catalonia
68 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 3,668,310 (67.8%)
Increase9.0 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Artur Mas (abril de 2010) (retrato).jpg Pere Navarro.jpg Oriol Junqueras retrat.jpg
Leader Artur Mas Pere Navarro Oriol Junqueras
Party CiU PSC ERC
Leader since 7 January 2002 17 December 2011 17 September 2011
Last election 62 seats, 38.4% 28 seats, 18.4% 10 seats, 7.0%
Seats won 50 20 21
Seat change Decrease12 Decrease8 Increase11
Popular vote 1,116,259 524,707 498,124
Percentage 30.7% 14.4% 13.7%
Swing Decrease7.7 pp Decrease4.0 pp Increase6.7 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Alicia Sánchez-Camacho.jpg Esmorzar-col·loqui Joan Herrera, 18 doctubre de 2010 (3).jpg Albert Rivera Vigo.jpg
Leader Alicia Sánchez-Camacho Joan Herrera Albert Rivera
Party PPC ICV-EUiA C's
Leader since 6 July 2008 23 November 2008 9 July 2006
Last election 18 seats, 12.4% 10 seats, 7.4% 3 seats, 3.4%
Seats won 19 13 9
Seat change Increase1 Increase3 Increase6
Popular vote 471,681 359,705 274,925
Percentage 13.0% 9.9% 7.6%
Swing Increase0.6 pp Increase2.5 pp Increase4.2 pp

Resultats Eleccions al Parlament de Catalunya 2012.svg

On the left: Winning party map for each municipality.
  CiU hold
  CiU gain
  PSC hold
  PSC gain
  ERC hold
  ERC gain
  PP gain
  ICV-EUiA gain
  CUP gain
On the right: Map showing the winning party in each comarque and the distribution of seats in every election boundary.
  CiU
  PSC
  PSC (less >5%)
  ERC
  PP
  ICV
  C's
  CUP

President of the
Generalitat de Catalunya
before election

Artur Mas
CiU

Elected President of the
Generalitat de Catalunya

Artur Mas
CiU

The 2012 Catalonian parliamentary election was a snap election announced on 25 September 2012 and was held on 25 November 2012.[1] The election was called following the demonstration in Barcelona on 11 September 2012 (the National Day of Catalonia) to demand Catalan independence, and the failed talks between the President of Catalonia Artur Mas (Convergence and Union) and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy (People's Party) to give greater fiscal autonomy to Catalonia.[2]

Artur Mas signed the decree on 1 October to officially call the Catalan election for 25 November.[3]

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.[4]

Opinion polls[edit]

Vote[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. 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. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty.

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.

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Composition of the elected Parliament.
Summary of the 25 November 2012 Parliament of Catalonia election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Convergence and Union (CiU) 1,116,259 30.71 Decrease7.72 50 Decrease12
Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC-PSOE) 524,707 14.43 Decrease3.95 20 Decrease8
Republican Left of Catalonia-Catalonia Yes (ERC-Cat Sí) 498,124 13.70 Increase6.70 21 Increase11
People's Party of Catalonia (PPC) 471,681 12.98 Increase0.61 19 Increase1
Initiative for Catalonia Greens-United and Alternative Left (ICV-EUiA) 359,705 9.90 Increase2.53 13 Increase3
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 275,007 7.57 Increase4.18 9 Increase6
Popular Unity Candidates (CUP) 126,435 3.48 New 3 Increase3
Platform for Catalonia (PxC) 60,107 1.65 Decrease0.75 0 ±0
Catalan Solidarity for Independence (SI) 46,838 1.29 Decrease2.00 0 Decrease4
Blank Seats (Eb) 28,288 0.78 Increase0.18 0 ±0
Animal Rights Party (PACMA) 20,861 0.57 Increase0.12 0 ±0
Pirates of Catalonia (Pirata.cat) 18,219 0.50 Increase0.29 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 14,614 0.40 Increase0.23 0 ±0
Jaded.org (Hartos.org) 11,702 0.32 New 0 ±0
Democratic Way (VD) 5,984 0.16 New 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 2,582 0.07 Increase0.04 0 ±0
Republican Left (IR) 826 0.02 Decrease0.03 0 ±0
Socialists and Republicans (SyR) 333 0.01 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 52,898 1.46 Decrease1.47
Total 3,635,170 100.00 135 ±0
Valid votes 3,635,170 99.10 Decrease0.19
Invalid votes 33,140 0.90 Increase0.19
Votes cast / turnout 3,668,310 67.76 Increase8.98
Abstentions 1,745,558 32.24 Decrease8.98
Registered voters 5,413,868
Source(s):
Vote share
CiU
  
30.71%
PSC
  
14.43%
ERC
  
13.70%
PPC
  
12.98%
ICV-EUiA
  
9.90%
C's
  
7.57%
CUP
  
3.48%
PxC
  
1.65%
SI
  
1.29%
Others
  
2.83%
Blank
  
1.46%
Parliamentary seats
CiU
  
37.04%
ERC
  
15.56%
PSC
  
14.81%
PPC
  
14.07%
ICV-EUiA
  
9.63%
C's
  
6.67%
CUP
  
2.22%

Results by province[edit]

Election results by comarque.

Investiture voting[edit]

21 December 2012
Investiture voting for Artur Mas i Gavarró (CiU)

Absolute majority: 68/135
Vote Parties Votes
YesY Yes CiU (50), ERC (21)
71 / 135
No PSC-PSOE (20), PPC (18), ICV-EUiA (13), C's (9), CUP (3)
63 / 135
Abstentions
0 / 135
1 PPC deputy missed the voting.
Source: Historia Electoral

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ This poll provides data ranges, approximations and/or various electoral scenario hypotheses calculated using similar weighting parameters. In order to simplify, the average of these data is given.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mas: "He decidit dissoldre el Parlament i convocar eleccions el 25 de novembre"". El Punt Avui. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Spain's Catalonia region to hold early elections on Nov 25, Reuters
  3. ^ "Mas: "Ningú no pot utilitzar les armes contra la voluntat d'un poble"". Nació Digital. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ (Spanish), Parliament of Catalonia

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