Murcian parliamentary election, 2011

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Elections to the Murcian Regional Assembly, 2011
Region of Murcia
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  First party Second party Third party
  Ramón Luis Valcárcel Begoña García Retegui
Leader Ramón Luis Valcárcel Begoña García Retegui José Antonio Pujante
Party PP PSOE IU
Last election 29 seats, 58.3% 15 seats, 32.0% 1 seat, 6.3%
Seats won 33 11 1
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4
Popular vote 382,871 155,506 50,988
Percentage 58.8% 23.9% 7.8%
Swing Increase0.5% Decrease8.1% Increase1.5%

The 2011 elections to the Murcian Regional Assembly were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of the Region of Murcia. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 45 members of the Assembly.

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. The electoral system used was closed list proportional representation in five electoral districts with seats allocated using the D'Hondt method. Only lists which polled at least 5% of the total votes cast in the Region (including votes "en blanco" i.e. for "none of the above") were eligible for seats, which were then allocated in each electoral district according to the vote share in that district.[1] This rule prevented Union, Progress and Democracy from winning a seat as, although they polled 5.3% in the third district, their vote in the entire Murcian region was 4.5%.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) won the first three elections in the Murcia Region, however all four elections from 1995 onwards had been won by the People's Party (PP) who had won an absolute majority of votes and seats since then.[1] The PP gained four seats from the PSOE, with United Left holding its solitary seat.

One of the first tasks of the new Parliament will be to elect the President of Murcia from among their number. Ramón Luis Valcárcel of the PP, incumbent since 1995,[1] is seeking re-election.

Electoral districts[edit]

The five electoral districts are numbered one to five, but are also known by geographic descriptors.[1] Following a review of the electoral law, the third district, Murcia, gained a seat at the expense of the second district.[2]

Electoral districts Number of members Municipalities[2]
    One (Lorca) 7 Águilas, Puerto Lumbreras, Totana, Alhama de Murcia, Librilla, Lorca, Aledo and Mazarrón
    Two (Cartagena) 10 Cartagena, La Unión, Fuente Álamo, Torre Pacheco, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Los Alcázares
    Three (Murcia) 21 Murcia, Alcantarilla, Beniel, Molina de Segura, Alguazas, Las Torres de Cotillas, Lorquí, Ceutí, Cieza, Abarán, Blanca, Archena, Ricote, Ulea, Villanueva del Río Segura, Ojós, Fortuna, Abanilla and Santomera
    Four (Northwest) 4 Caravaca de la Cruz, Cehegín, Calasparra, Moratalla, Bullas, Pliego, Mula, Albudeite and Campos del Río
    Five (Altiplano) 3 Yecla and Jumilla

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll details PP PSOE IU UPyD Others Undecided
2007 results 29 15 1 - - -
El Mundo[3](01/06/2010) 62.7% 26.8% 4.6% - 5.9% -
Seat Projections 31-33 12-14 0 - - -
Murcian centre of public opinion studies (CEMOP)[4](05/06/2010) 61.7% 24.5% 7.7% 4.2% - -
CEMOP[5](19/11/2010) 63.4% 21.9% 8.8% 4.9% 1.8% -
El Mundo[6](07/01/2011) 61.8% 25.4% 7.3% - 5.5% -
Seat Projections 31-32 12-13 1 - - -
CEMOP[7][8](07/01/2011) 59.2% 25.5% 8.8% 4.8% - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Murcia election results historiaelectoral.com, accessed 25 April 2011
  2. ^ a b Murcia gana un escaño en detrimento de Cartagena, La Opinion de Murcia, 29 March 2011 accessed 25 April 2011
  3. ^ "El PP aplastaría electoralmente al PSOE en las regiones donde ya gobierna". Retrieved 25 April 2011.  - Periodista digital
  4. ^ "El PP aumenta a casi 38 puntos la diferencia en intención de voto con el PSOE". Retrieved 25 April 2011.  - La Verdad
  5. ^ "Barómetro Región de Murcia Otoño 2010".  - CEMOP Murcia
  6. ^ "El PP podría acaparar hasta dos tercios de la Asamblea en Murcia".  - Electometro (El Mundo)
  7. ^ CEMOP
  8. ^ El PSOE recorta distancias pero el PP todavía le saca 33,7 puntos, La Verdad, 14 April 2011 accessed 25 April

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Preceded by
2007 Elections
'Elections to the Murcian Regional Assembly' Succeeded by
2015 Elections