Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election, 2011

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Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election, 2011
Castilla-La Mancha
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  First party Second party
  Maria Dolores de Cospedal Juan Vicente Herrera
Leader María Dolores de Cospedal José María Barreda
Party PP PSOE
Seats won 25 24
Seat change Increase4 Decrease2
Popular vote 564,954 509,738
Percentage 48.1% 43.4%
Swing Increase5.7% Decrease5.1%

The 2011 elections to the Cortes of Castilla–La Mancha were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 49 members of the Assembly, an increase of two seats on the previous Cortes and the first increase in the size of the legislature since the 1987 elections. Voting was in five electoral districts, corresponding to the respective provinces.

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. The electoral system used was closed list proportional representation with seats allocated on a provincial basis using the D'Hondt method. Only lists which polled at least 3% of the votes in a particular province (including votes "en blanco" i.e. for "none of the above") were eligible for seats.[1]

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) had formed the government of the region since the first democratic elections in 1983, winning a majority of seats at all elections. However the elections were won by the People's Party, who gained control of the region for the first time.

One of the first tasks of the Assembly was to elect the President of Castilla-La Mancha from among their number, with the PP candidate Maria Dolores de Cospedal replacing the outgoing President, José María Barreda, incumbent since April 2004.[1]

Representation by province[edit]

Number of seats per province
Province Albacete Ciudad Real Cuenca Guadalajara Toledo Total
Members 10 11 8 8 (+1) 12 (+1) 49 (+2)

Candidates[edit]

Presidential candidates are in bold

Parties represented in the 2007-2011 Cortes[edit]

Candidates by Province
Party Albacete Ciudad Real Cuenca Guadalajara Toledo
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Francisco Pardo Nemesio de Lara José Luis Martínez Guijarro María Antonia Pérez León José María Barreda
People's Party (PP) Marcial Marín Rosa Romero María Ángeles García Antonio Román María Dolores de Cospedal

Parties unrepresented in the 2007-2011 Cortes[edit]

Candidates by province
Party Albacete Ciudad Real Cuenca Guadalajara Toledo Notes
United Left (IU)
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) Ignacio García Sotos María de los Ángeles Mañas Juan Andrés Buedo Dámaso Cabrera Luis Orgaz Fernández

Opinion Polls[edit]

Poll PSOE PP IU UPyD Others
2007 results: 26 21 - - -
PSOE[2](14/03/2010) 48.1% 44.1% 3.1% 3.3% -
Público[3](14/03/2010) 46.1% 44.6% 3.2% 3.2% -
Seat Projections 25 24 - - -
PP[4](04/04/2010) 44.8% 45.6% 4.1% 3.0% -
Seat Projections 24 25 - - -
El Mundo[5](31/05/2010) 41.4% 49.7% 4.1% - 4.8%
Seat Projections 20-23 26-29 - - -
La Tribuna de Ciudad Real[6](28/06/2010) 47.4% 45.0% 4.2% 2.5% -
Seat Projections 25 24 - - -
PP[7](24/10/2010) 41.3% 47.4% - - -
Seat Projections 22 27 - - -
PP[8](07/11/2011) 42.2% 46.9% 5.9% 4.2% -
Seat Projections 22 27 - - -
El Mundo[9](05/01/2011) 43.7% 50.0% - - 6.3%
Seat Projections 20-25 24-29 - - -
La Tribuna de Toledo[10](11/01/2011) 47.2% 45.3% 4.4% 2.1% 1.0%
Seat Projections 25 24 - - -
ABC[11](14/01/2011) 45.6% 50.8% - - -
Seat Projections 23 26 - - -
La Razón[12](22/01/2011) 48.2% 46.2% - - -
Seat Projections 24-25 24-25 - - -
ABC[13](08/03/2011) 44.0% 50.3% - - 4.2%
Seat Projections 22-24 25-27 - - -
Elections to the Cortes of Castilla–La Mancha, 2011
President and Government Party Candidate Votes  % Seats +/-
  • Presidente: María Dolores de Cospedal
  • Government: PP
  • Eligible electorate: 1,565,970
    • Turnout:1,189,986 (76.0%)
    • Abstention: 376,655 (24.0%)
      • Valid votes: 1,174,416
        • For parties: 1,154,773 (98.3%)
People's Party (PP) María Dolores de Cospedal 564,954 48.92 25 +4
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) José María Barreda 509,738 44.14 24 -2
United Left of Castile La Mancha (IU) 44,302 3.84 0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 20,554 1.78 0
Party Against Bullfighting, Cruelty and Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 4,128 0.36 0
Castillian Party (PCAS) 2,752 0.24 0
Confederation of the Greens (LV-GV) 2,375 0.21 0
Green Ecologists Guadalajara (ECOLO VERDES) 1,673 0.14 0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CENB) 1,615 0.14 0
Union of independent citizens of Toledo (UCIT) 802 0.07 0
Castillian Unity (UdCa) 745 0.06 0
Citizens of the Democratic Centre (CCD) 507 0.04 0
None of the above N/A 19,643 1.7 N/A N/A
Void N/A N/A N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Castile–La Mancha election results historiaelectoral.com, accessed 9 April 2011
  2. ^ "La Tribuna de Toledo. Barreda ganaría las elecciones según una encuesta de Noxa para el PSOE.". 
  3. ^ "Triunfo reñido de Barreda". 
  4. ^ "Un sondeo da la victoria al PP por primera vez en 28 años en Castilla-La Mancha". 
  5. ^ "Vuelco del mapa electoral autonómico (El Mundo)". 
  6. ^ "El PSOE y Barreda ganarían las elecciones autonómicas si se celebraran hoy". 
  7. ^ "La última encuesta del PP le da vencedor en Castilla-La Mancha". 
  8. ^ "El PP saca 5 escaños al PSOE en Castilla-La Mancha (encuesta del PP)". 
  9. ^ "Cospedal supera a Barreda en 6,3 puntos (El Mundo)". 
  10. ^ "Ciudad Real tiene la llave para designar al futuro presidente de Castilla-La Mancha". 
  11. ^ "El PSOE cae en Castilla-La Mancha y el PP tendría hoy mayoría absoluta". 
  12. ^ "El PP conquista los grandes feudos de los socialistas". 
  13. ^ "Cospedal derribaría hoy a Barreda en Castilla-La Mancha". 


Preceded by
2007 Elections
Elections to the Cortes of Castilla–La Mancha Succeeded by
2015 Elections