Cantabrian parliamentary election, 2011

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Elections to the Cantabrian Parliament, 2011
Cantabria
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  First party Second party Third party
  Ignacio Diego 2.jpg Miguel Ángel Revilla
Leader Ignacio Diego Miguel Ángel Revilla Lola Gorostiaga
Party PP PRC PSOE
Last election 41.5% 28.6% 24.5%
Seats before 17 12 10
Seats won 20 12 7
Seat change Increase3 = Decrease3
Popular vote 156,199 98,731 55,220
Percentage 46.12% 29.2% 16.3%
Swing Increase5.6% Increase0.6% Decrease8.2%

The 2011 elections to the Cantabrian Parliament were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Cantabria. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 39 members of the Parliament of Cantabria.

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. The electoral system used was closed list proportional representation in a single electoral district with seats allocated using the D'Hondt method. Only lists which polled at least 5% of the votes (including votes "en blanco" i.e. for "none of the above") were eligible for seats.[1]

The Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) and the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) had formed the government of the region since the 2003 elections,[1] however the elections were won by the People's Party (PP) who gained three seats from the PSOE. This was the first absolute majority of seats won by the PP, although it predecessor, the People's Alliance achieved the same feat at the 1983 elections.

One of the first tasks of the new Parliament will be to elect the President of Cantabria from among their number, with Ignacio Diego of the PP expected to replace the current President, Miguel Ángel Revilla.

Presidential candidates[edit]

Parties represented in Parliament[edit]

Candidates

Party Candidate
People's Party (PP) Juan Ignacio Diego
Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) Miguel Ángel Revilla
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Dolores Gorostiaga Saiz

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll details PP PRC PSOE IU UPyD Others
2007 results
17
12
10
-
-
-
El Mundo[2](15/02/2010)
44.1%
28.7%
17.6%
3.6%
-
-
Seat Projections
19-20
12-13
7
0
-
-
El Mundo[3](31/05/2010)
48.1%
25.2%
21.4%
2.2%
-
3.1%
Seat Projections
20
10-11
8-9
0
-
-
El Mundo[4](05/01/2011)
47.7%
26.1%
20.4%
-
-
5.8%
Seat Projections
20-21
10-11
8
-
-
-
ABC[5](07/03/2011)
46.2%
27.9%
19.1%
-
-
-
Seat Projections
19-20
11-12
7-8
-
-
-
El Diario Montañés[6](09/03/2011)
41.3%
29.5%
21.4%
-
-
-
Seat Projections
17-18
12-13
9
-
-
-

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cantabria election results historiaelectoral.com, accessed 19 April 2011
  2. ^ "Cantabria: Peligra un nuevo gobierno PRC-PSOE". El Mundo. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Palacios, Teresa (31 May 2010). "El PP se apodera de dominios socialistas". Periodista digital. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cantabria da la espalda al pacto Revilla-Zapatero". El Mundo. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Sanz, Gabriel (7 March 2011). "El PP se sitúa al borde de la mayoría absoluta en Cantabria". ABC. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Pelayo, José Emilio (12 April 2011). "El PP volverá a ser el partido más votado pero PRC y PSOE tendrán mayoría". El diario Montañés. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 


Preceded by
2007 Elections
'Elections to the Cantabrian Parliament' Succeeded by
2015 Elections