2019 Valencia City Council election

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2019 Valencia City Council election

← 2015 26 May 2019

All 33 seats in the City Council of Valencia
17 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered586,623 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg0.7%
Turnout389,077 (66.3%)
Red Arrow Down.svg5.8 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  (Joan Ribó) Acte Central València 2019 (47615023012) (cropped bis).jpg Maria José Català (2011) (cropped).jpg Portrait placeholder.svg
Leader Joan Ribó María José Catalá Sandra Gómez
Party Compromís PP PSPV–PSOE
Leader since 7 May 2010 12 January 2019 14 October 2018
Last election 9 seats, 23.3% 10 seats, 25.8% 5 seats, 14.0%
Seats won 10 8 7
Seat change Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Red Arrow Down.svg2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2
Popular vote 106,395 84,328 74,597
Percentage 27.4% 21.8% 19.2%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4.1 pp Red Arrow Down.svg4.0 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg5.2 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  FGG.retrato.200300 (cropped).JPG Portrait placeholder.svg (María Oliver) Serà per diners Cómo aportar a VLCencomú María Oliver (cropped bis).jpg
Leader Fernando Giner José Gosálbez María Oliver Sanz
Party Cs Vox Podem–EUPV
Leader since 28 March 2015 21 April 2019 27 November 2018
Last election 6 seats, 15.4% 0 seats, 0.8% 3 seats, 14.5%[a]
Seats won 6 2 0
Seat change Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Red Arrow Down.svg3
Popular vote 68,283 28,126 16,158
Percentage 17.6% 7.3% 4.2%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.2 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6.5 pp Red Arrow Down.svg10.3 pp

Mayor before election

Joan Ribó
Compromís

Elected Mayor

Joan Ribó
Compromís

The 2019 Valencia City Council election, also the 2019 Valencia municipal election, was held on Sunday, 26 May 2019, to elect the 11th City Council of the municipality of Valencia. All 33 seats in the City Council were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with regional elections in twelve autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain, as well as the 2019 European Parliament election.

Electoral system[edit]

The City Council of Valencia (Valencian: Ajuntament de Valencia, Spanish: Ayuntamiento de Valencia) is the top-tier administrative and governing body of the municipality of Valencia, composed of the mayor, the government council and the elected plenary assembly. Voting for the local assembly is on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprises all nationals over eighteen, registered and residing in the municipality of Valencia and in full enjoyment of their political rights, as well as resident non-national European citizens and those whose country of origin allows Spanish nationals to vote in their own elections by virtue of a treaty.[1][2][3]

Local councillors are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 5 percent of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied in each local council. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution.[1][2][3] Councillors are allocated to municipal councils based on the following scale:

Population Councillors
<100 3
101–250 5
251–1,000 7
1,001–2,000 9
2,001–5,000 11
5,001–10,000 13
10,001–20,000 17
20,001–50,000 21
50,001–100,000 25
>100,001 +1 per each 100,000 inhabitants or fraction
+1 if total is an even number

The mayor is indirectly elected by the plenary assembly. A legal clause requires that mayoral candidates earn the vote of an absolute majority of councillors, or else the candidate of the most-voted party in the assembly shall be automatically appointed to the post. In case of a tie, a toss-up would determine the appointee.[3]

The electoral law provides that parties, federations, coalitions and groupings of electors are allowed to present lists of candidates. However, groupings of electors are required to secure the signature of a determined amount of the electors registered in the municipality for which they are seeking election. For the case of Valencia, as its population was between 300,001 and 1,000,000, at least 5,000 signatures are required. Electors are barred from signing for more than one list of candidates. Concurrently, parties and federations intending to enter in coalition to take part jointly at an election are required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election being called.[1][2]

Opinion polls[edit]

The table below lists voting intention estimates in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first and using the dates when the survey fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. Where the fieldwork dates are unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed with its background shaded in the leading party's colour. If a tie ensues, this is applied to the figures with the highest percentages. The "Lead" column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the parties with the highest percentages in a given poll. When available, seat projections are also displayed below the voting estimates in a smaller font. 17 seats are required for an absolute majority in the City Council of Valencia.

Color key:

  Poll conducted after legal ban on opinion polls

Results[edit]

Summary of the 26 May 2019 City Council of Valencia election results
ValenciaCouncilDiagram2019.svg
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Commitment to Valencia: Municipal Commitment (Compromís Municipal) 106,395 27.44 +4.14 10 +1
People's Party (PP) 84,328 21.75 –4.02 8 –2
Socialist Party of the Valencian Country (PSPV–PSOE) 74,597 19.24 +5.24 7 +2
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 68,283 17.61 +2.20 6 ±0
Vox (Vox) 28,126 7.25 +6.45 2 +2
United We Can–United Left (PodemEUPV)1 16,158 4.17 –10.36 0 –3
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 3,197 0.82 –0.26 0 ±0
We Are Valencian in Movement (UiG–Som–CUIDES) 1,398 0.36 –0.35 0 ±0
Forward–The Eco-pacifist Greens (Avant) 686 0.18 +0.05 0 ±0
With You, We Are Democracy (Contigo) 521 0.13 New 0 ±0
Democratic People (Poble) 355 0.09 –0.60 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 275 0.07 –0.04 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country–Municipal Agreement (ERPV–AM) 270 0.07 New 0 ±0
Republican Alternative (ALTER) 269 0.07 New 0 ±0
Blank Seats (EB) 260 0.07 –0.12 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 184 0.05 New 0 ±0
At Once Valencian Community (aUna CV) 164 0.04 New 0 ±0
Acting With You–Party for the Society (ACPS) 157 0.04 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 126 0.03 New 0 ±0
Valencian Democrats (DV) 118 0.03 New 0 ±0
Libertarian Party (P–LIB) 115 0.03 –0.02 0 ±0
Centered Progressives Coalition (UPyDCCD)2 110 0.03 –1.35 0 ±0
Let's Go (VMS) 90 0.02 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,526 0.39 –0.71
Total 387,708 33 ±0
Valid votes 387,708 99.65 +0.47
Invalid votes 1,369 0.35 –0.47
Votes cast / turnout 389,077 66.32 –5.80
Abstentions 197,546 33.68 +5.80
Registered voters 586,623
Sources[9]
Popular vote
Compromís
27.44%
PP
21.75%
PSPV–PSOE
19.24%
Cs
17.61%
Vox
7.25%
Podem–EUPV
4.17%
Others
2.14%
Blank ballots
0.39%
Seats
Compromís
30.30%
PP
24.24%
PSPV–PSOE
21.21%
Cs
18.18%
Vox
6.06%

Aftermath[edit]

Investiture
Ballot → 15 June 2019
Required majority → 17 out of 33
17 / 33
☑Y
8 / 33
☒N
6 / 33
☒N
2 / 33
☒N
Blank ballots
0 / 33
Absentees
0 / 33
Sources[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Aggregated data for VALC and EUPV–EV–ERPV in the 2015 election.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl Within Unidas Podemos.
  3. ^ a b c Within Podemos–Compromís–EUPV.
  4. ^ a b Within Podemos–Compromís.

References[edit]

Opinion poll sources
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  8. ^ "Compromís y PSOE podrían gobernar solos". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 18 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Compromís y PSOE podrían gobernar solos". El Mundo (in Spanish). 18 May 2019.
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  11. ^ "#electoPanel Ayto Valencia (16M): Compromís sube, deshace el empate y alcanza la absoluta con PSOE y Vlc En Comú". electomania.es (in Spanish). 16 May 2019.
  12. ^ "El PSOE logra el 'sorpasso' a Compromís y podrían gobernar sin Podemos". El Periódico de Aquí (in Spanish). 18 May 2019.
  13. ^ "#electoPanel Ayto Valencia (13M): mascletá electoral con cuatro empatados en la primera plaza". electomania.es (in Spanish). 13 May 2019.
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  16. ^ "La izquierda podría repetir gobierno en Valencia". El País (in Spanish). 19 May 2019.
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  26. ^ "ElectoPanel grandes áreas metropolitanas 14M: la izquierda resiste en Valencia, Madrid se le escapa a Carmena". electomania.es (in Spanish). 14 March 2019.
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  36. ^ "Ribó sería hoy el más votado pero perdería la Alcaldía por la suma de PP y Ciudadanos". Las Provincias (in Spanish). 18 February 2018.
  37. ^ "Ribó y sus socios mantienen apoyos tras dos años de gestión". Las Provincias (in Spanish). 14 May 2017.
Other
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