Castile and León parliamentary election, 2011

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Elections to the Corts of Castile and León, 2011
Castile and León
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  First party Second party
  Juan Vicente Herrera Óscar López Águeda
Leader Juan Vicente Herrera Óscar López Águeda
Party PP PSOE
Seats won 53 29
Seat change Increase5 Decrease4
Popular vote 737,553 423,239
Percentage 51.6% 29.6%
Swing Increase2.4% Decrease8.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader José María González Alejandro Valderas
Party IU UPL
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 69,861 26,479
Percentage 4.8% 1.9%
Swing Increase1.8% Decrease0.9%

The 2011 elections to the Corts of Castile and León were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 84 members of the Assembly, an increase of one seat on the previous Corts. Voting was in 9 electoral districts, corresponding to the provinces of Castile and León.

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 elections were won by the People's Party, which had formed the government of the region since the second democratic elections in 1987 and had won a majority of seats since the 1991 elections. Both the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and Leonese People's Union lost seats, while United Left won their first seat since the 1999 elections.

One of the first tasks of the Assembly was to elect the President of Castile and León from among their number, with the incumbent President, Juan Vicente Herrera of the PP, re-elected.

Representation by province[edit]

Number of seats per province
Province Ávila Burgos León Palencia Salamanca Segovia Soria Valladolid Zamora Total
Members 7 11 14 7 11 7 (+1) 5 15 7 84 (+1)

Candidates[edit]

Parties represented in the 2007-2011 Corts[edit]

Presidential candidates are in bold

Candidates
Province PP PSOE UPL Notes
Ávila Mercedes Martínez
Burgos Juan Vicente Herrera Mª Fernanda Blanco
León Miguel A. Fernández Cardo Alejandro Valderas
Palencia Julio López
Salamanca Fernando Pablos
Segovia Óscar López
Soria Esther Pérez
Valladolid Ana Redondo
Zamora Carlos Hernández

Parties unrepresented in the 2007-2011 Corts[edit]

Presidential candidates are in bold

Candidates
Province IU UPyD Notes
Ávila José Alberto Novoa Ana Domínguez
Burgos Pedro María de Palacio Juan José Ruiz
León Miguel Ángel Fernández Adrián Álvarez
Palencia Mariano San Martín Jesús Curiel
Salamanca Miguel Ángel Quintana
Segovia José Ricardo Sanz
Soria Luis López Martínez
Valladolid José María González Félix Sánchez Montesinos
Zamora Santiago Fernández José Miguel Mateos

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll PP PSOE UPL IU UPyD Others
2007 results: 48 33 2 - - -
Público[2](March 2010) 48.9% 33.4% 2.0% 6.0% 5.4% 4.3%
Seat Projections 49 33 0 1 1 -
El Mundo[3](May 2010) 49.8% 34.5% 2.4% 5.4% 1.8% 6.1%
Seat Projections 48-49 31-33 1-2 1-2 - -
El Mundo[4](January 2011) 53.6% 34.4% 2.4% 3.0% - 6.6%
Seat Projections 48-54 27-33 1-2 0-1 - -
El Mundo[5](April 2011) 53.8% 33.4% 2.6% 3.9% - 6.3%
Seat Projections 49-54 28-31 1-2 0-1 - -

Results[edit]

← Elections to the Corts of Castile and León, 2011
President and government Party Candidate Votes  % Seats +/-
  • President: Juan Vicente Herrera Campo
  • Government: PP
  • Eligible electorate: 2,050,777
    • Voters: 1,457,594 (71.1%)
    • Abstention: 593,183 (28,9%)
      • Valid votes: 1,429,603
        • For candidates: 1,382,554 (96.7%)
People's Party (PP) Juan Vicente Herrera 737,553 53.35 53 +5
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Óscar López Águeda 423,239 30.61 29 -4
United Left of Castile and León (IUCyL) 69,861 5.05 1 +1
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 26,479 1.92 1 -1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 47,045 3.40 0
Castile and León Party (PCAL) 15,871 1.15 0
Castilla and León Party-Independent Candidate(PCAL-CI) 8,459 0.61 0
Party Against Bullfighting, Cruelty and Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 5,309 0.38 0
Alternative Social Movement (MASS) 4,779 0.35 0
Leonese Autonomist Party- Leonese Unity (PAL-UL) 3,743 0.27 0
Yes for Salamanca Coalition (SI) 3,700 0.27 0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CENB) 3,602 0.26 0
Zamoran Independent Electoral Grouping-Zamoran People's Union (ADEIZA-UPZ) 3,323 0.24 0
Greens of Salamanca (VERDES) 2,759 0.20 0
Soria Development Initiative (IDES) 2,665 0.19 0
The Greens-Green Group (LV-GV) 2,622 0.19 0
El Bierzo Party (PB) 2,501 0.18 0
National Democracy (DN) 2,099 0.15 0
Citizens of Burgos for Old Castile (CiBu) 1,992 0.14 0
Regionalist Party of the Leonese Country (PREPAL) 1,937 0.14 0
CIVIQUS (CIVIQUS) 1,688 0.12 0
Green and Castillian Coalition (VyC) 1,560 0.11 0
Falange Española de las JONS (FE JONS) 1,516 0.11 0
Castile and León Regional Unity (URCL) 1,424 0.10 0
International Solidarity (SAIn) 1,255 0.09 0
Communist Party of the People of Spain (PCPE) 1,744 0.13 0
San Andrés Independent Party (IxSA) 883 0.06 0
Merindades Initiative of Castile (IMC) 802 0.06 0
Leftists of Segovia (SdI) 758 0.05 0
El Bierzo Regional Party (PRB) 664 0.05 0
Humanist Party (PH) 523 0.04 0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 1,252 0.09 0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 199 0.01 0
None of the above N/A 47,012 3.3 N/A N/A
Void N/A N/A N/A


References[edit]

  1. ^ Castile and León election results historiaelectoral.com, accessed 7 April 2011
  2. ^ "Público: Gobernar no desgasta al PP. (13/03/2010)". 
  3. ^ "El PP refuerza posiciones y el PSCyL corre el riesgo de perder dos escaños en la Comunidad (15/05/2010)". 
  4. ^ "Electómetro: El PP revalidaría su mayoría absoluta en Castilla y León (El Mundo, 07/01/2011)". 
  5. ^ "El PP ampliaría su mayoría absoluta en Castilla y León". Electómetro-El Mundo. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 


Preceded by
2007 Elections
Elections to the Corts of Castile and León Succeeded by
2015 Elections