La Riojan parliamentary election, 2011

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Elections to the Parliament of La Rioja, 2011

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  First party Second party Third party
  Pedro Sanz Alonso
Leader Pedro Sanz Alonso Francisco Martínez-Aldama Sáenz
Party PP PSOE Riojan Party
Seats won 20 9 2
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 85,975 50,169 8,983
Percentage 51.98% 30.33% 5.43%
Swing Increase3.14% Decrease10.08% Decrease0.57%

The 2011 elections to the Parliament of La Rioja were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 33 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 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 People's Party (PP) had formed the government of the region since the 1995 elections, holding a majority of seats since then. The PP increased its majority, gaining three seats from the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). The Riojan Party held its two seats with a slightly reduced vote share.

One of the first tasks of the Assembly was to elect the President of La Rioja from among their number, with Pedro Sanz Alonso, incumbent President since 1995,[1] re-elected.

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll details PP PSOE PR IU Others Undecided
2007 results:
17
14
2
-
-
-
La Rioja newspaper[2] (22/04/2010)
18
13
2
-
-
-
La Rioja newspaper[3](23/05/2010)
50.7%
36.3%
5.2%
3.1%
4.7%
-
Seat projections
18-19
13
1-2
-
-
-
El Mundo[4](01/06/2010)
51.6%
36.6%
4.7%
3.2%
3.5%
-
Seat projections
18-20
13-14
-
-
-
-
El Mundo[5](07/01/2011)
52.3%
33.8%
6.5%
-
7.4%
-
Seat projections
18-19
12-13
2
-
-
-
ABC[4](20/03/2011)
50.9%
36.9%
5.6%
3.1%
-
-
Seat projections
18
13
2
-
-
-

Results[edit]

Eligible electorate 242,007
Turnout 168,826 69.76%
Parties and coalitions Votes % +/- Seats +/-
PP 85,975 51.98% Increase3.14% 20 Increase3
PSOE 50,169 30.33% Decrease10,08% 11 Decrease3
Riojan Party 8,983 5.43% Decrease0.57% 2 =
United Left (IU) 6,114 3.70% =
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 5,891 3.56%
Greens of La Rioja-Ecologists 2,041 1.23%
For a fairer world (PUM + J) 697 0.42%
Party Against Bullfighting, Cruelty and Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 567 0.34%
Communist Party of the People of Spain (PCPE) 482 0.29%
None of the above 4.496
Total 165,415 100% 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b La Rioja election results historiaelectoral.com, accessed 16 April 2011
  2. ^ "El PP reeditaría la mayoría absoluta y recuperaría la Alcaldía de Logroño". 
  3. ^ "El PP refuerza su hegemonía". 
  4. ^ a b "El PP aplastaría electoralmente al PSOE en las regiones donde ya gobierna". 
  5. ^ "Aumenta la ventaja del PP frente al PSOE en La Rioja (El Mundo)". 


Preceded by
2007 Elections
2011 Elections to the Parliament of La Rioja Succeeded by
2015 Elections