Navarrese parliamentary election, 2011
The 2011 Navarrese parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect the 8th Parliament of Navarre, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Navarre. At stake were all 50 seats to the Parliament, determining the President of Navarre.
The Navarrese People's Union (UPN) had formed the government of the region since the 1996. Between 1991 and 2008 UPN had an agreement with the People's Party (PP), functioning as PP sister party in the region in exchange for the PP itself not contesting elections in Navarre. The pact was broken in October 2008 following a dispute over a budgetary vote in the Congress of Deputies. As a result, this was the first regional election since 1987 in which both parties ran separately.
Another novelty for this election was that incumbent President Miguel Sanz had announced his intention not to run for a fifth term in office, being replaced as UPN candidate by Mayor of Pamplona Yolanda Barcina.
UPN remained the first political party of Navarre, albeit with a diminished popular vote due to the PP split. The PSN-PSOE obtained the worst result of its history up until that point, but recovered the 2nd place it had lost to Nafarroa Bai in 2007, which dropped to 3rd place as a result of Bildu's entry into Parliament.
The 50 members of the Parliament of Navarre were elected in a single multi-member district using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation. Only lists polling above 3% of the total vote in the community (which includes blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.
As per article 12 of the Navarrese Electoral Law, election day was set for the fourth Sunday of May every four years. However, from the 2001 reform of Navarre's Statute of Autonomy, the President of Navarre could dissolve Parliament and call for a snap election at a time different than the legally established date, but was barred from doing so when less than one year remained for the next election's scheduled date.
New elections would also have been automatically held in the event of a parliamentary deadlock in the election of a new President for three months after voting day. Before the 2001 reform, the head of the largest parliamentary party became President if no candidate obtained a majority within 90 days.
In both cases, the newly elected Parliament would have a full mandate for a four year-period.
Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty.
|22 May 2011||Regional Election||34.5||15.4||15.9||1.4||5.7||7.3||0.7||13.3||5.8||18.6|
|17 Mar–17 Apr||CIS||29.0||20.7||19.3||2.6||7.3||11.3||1.1||3.9||4.8||8.3|
|7 Jun 2009||EP Election||37.8||31.5||6.9||N/A||3.3||w.UPN||2.1||11.4||7.0||6.3|
|9 Mar 2008||General Election||39.2||18.4||34.8||N/A||3.3||w.UPN||0.8||3.5||4.4|
|27 May 2007||Regional Election||42.2||23.6||22.5||4.4||4.3||w.UPN||3.0||18.6|
Opinion polls showing seat projections are displayed in the table below. The highest seat figures in each polling survey have their background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. 26 seats are required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Navarre.
|22 May 2011||Regional Election||19||8||9||0||3||4||0||7||0|
|14 May||CIES||19 / 20||9 / 10||10 / 11||0||2||4 / 5||0||4 / 5||0|
|14 May||Gizaker||16 / 17||9 / 10||9 / 10||0 / 1||2 / 3||5||0||5 / 6||0|
|10–12 May||Sigma-2||19 / 20||10||9 / 10||0||2||6||0||5||0|
|3–10 May||NC-Report||18 / 19||10 / 11||9 / 10||0||2 / 3||8 / 9||0||2||0|
|5 May||TNS-Demoscopia||18 / 19||11 / 12||9 / 10||0 / 1||2 / 3||7 / 8||0||0||0|
|17 Mar–17 Apr||CIS||16 / 17||11 / 12||11||0||4||6||0||0 / 2||0|
|12–15 Apr||Sigma-2||18||12||11 / 12||0||2||6 / 7||0||0||0|
|4–6 Apr||Gizaker||17||8 / 9||10 / 11||0 / 1||2 / 3||5||0||6 / 7||0|
|23–28 Dec||Sigma-2||18||10 / 11||10 / 11||0||2||9||0||0||0|
|19–26 Oct||CIES||17 / 18||12 / 13||12 / 13||0||2||5||0||0||0|
|18 Oct||UPN||18||12 / 14||10 / 11||0||2||4 / 5||0||3||0|
|24–26 May||Sigma-2||13 / 14||11 / 12||11 / 12||0||2||11 / 12||0||0||0|
|11 Oct||UPN||16 / 17||14||12||0||1 / 2||6 / 7||0||0||0|
|28 Sep||CIS||16||14 / 15||11 / 12||0 / 1||2||6 / 7||0||0||0|
|7 Jun 2009||EP Election||(21)||(18)||(4)||N/A||(1)||w.UPN||(0)||(6)||(0)|
|9 Mar 2008||General Election||(21)||(18)||(10)||N/A||(1)||w.UPN||(0)||(0)|
|27 May 2007||Regional Election||22||12||12||2||2||w.UPN||0|
|Navarrese People's Union (UPN)||111,474||34.48||7.70||19||3|
|Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)||51,238||15.85||6.64||9||3|
|Yes to Navarre 2011 (NaBai 2011)||49,827||15.41||8.21||8||4|
|People's Party (PP)||23,551||7.29||New||4||4|
|Democrats Convergence of Navarre (CDN)||4,654||1.44||2.93||0||2|
|Navarrese Cannabis Representation (RCN-NOK)||3,166||0.98||0.45||0||±0|
|Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD)||2,212||0.68||New||0||±0|
|Initiative for Navarre (IxN)||1,332||0.41||New||0||±0|
|Internationalist Solidarity and Self-Management (SAIn)||1,054||0.33||New||0||±0|
|Navarrese and Spanish Right (DNE)||977||0.30||New||0||±0|
|Votes cast / turnout||327,281||67.43||6.33|
|Source: Argos Information Portal|
- "PP breaks its pact with UPN for not supporting its amendments to the Government Budget" (in Spanish). RTVE. 2008-10-22.
- "Miguel Sanz says he is no 'overly concerned' that the PP runs in Navarre" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 2008-10-14.
- "Yolanda Barcina, elected president of UPN with 89% of the vote" (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 2009-04-19.
- "Organic Law 13/1982, of 10 August, of reintegration and improvement of the Foral Regime of Navarre.".