Andalusian regional election, 2004

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Andalusian regional election, 2004
Andalusia
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All 109 seats in the Parliament of Andalusia
55 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 6,052,012 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.3%
Turnout 4,518,545 (74.7%)
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6.0 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Manuel Chaves 2010 (cropped).jpg Teófila Martínez 2010 (cropped).jpg Diego Valderas 14.05.20-Vicepresidente y Portavoz (cropped).jpg
Leader Manuel Chaves Teófila Martínez Diego Valderas
Party PSOE–A PP IULV–CA
Leader since 19 April 1990 20 February 1999 10 October 2000
Leader's seat Cádiz Cádiz Huelva
Last election 52 seats, 44.3% 46 seats, 38.0% 6 seats, 8.1%
Seats won 61 37 6
Seat change Green Arrow Up Darker.svg9 Red Arrow Down.svg9 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
Popular vote 2,260,545 1,426,774 337,030
Percentage 50.4% 31.8% 7.5%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6.1 pp Red Arrow Down.svg6.2 pp Red Arrow Down.svg0.6 pp

  Fourth party
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Leader Antonio Ortega
Party PA
Leader since 19 October 1996
Leader's seat Seville
Last election 5 seats, 7.4%
Seats won 5
Seat change Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
Popular vote 276,674
Percentage 6.2%
Swing Red Arrow Down.svg1.2 pp

AndalusiaProvinceMapParliament2004.png
Constituency results map for the Parliament of Andalusia

President before election

Manuel Chaves
PSOE–A

Elected President

Manuel Chaves
PSOE–A

The 2004 Andalusian regional election was held on Sunday, 14 March 2004, to elect the 7th Parliament of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. All 109 seats in the Parliament were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with the 2004 Spanish general election.

Incumbent Socialist Manuel Chaves González was re-elected with a clear absolute majority, and was thus invested for the fifth time as President of Andalusia.

Overview[edit]

The Parliament of Andalusia was the unicameral legislature of Andalusia at the time of the 2004 election. Legislative initiative for those areas of responsibility attributed to the regional government belonged to this chamber, which also had the attribution of granting or revoking confidence from the President of Andalusia.

The President had the ability to dissolve the chamber at any given time and call a snap election. In the event that investiture attempts failed to elect a regional President within a two-month period from the first ballot, the candidate for the party with the most seats was automatically elected.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage, with all residents over eighteen and in the full enjoyment of all political rights entitled to vote. Concurrently, residents meeting the previous criteria and not involved in any cause of ineligibility were eligible for the Parliament. Groups of electors were required to obtain the signatures of at least 1% of registered electors in a particular district in order to be able to field candidates.

All 109 Parliament seats were allocated to eight multi-member districts—each constituency corresponding to a province—using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of eight seats, with the remaining 45 seats allocated among the eight provinces in proportion to their populations on the condition that the number of seats in each district did not exceed two times those of any other. A threshold of 3% of valid votes—which included blank ballots—was applied, with parties not reaching the threshold not entitled to enter the seat distribution.[2]

Opinion polls[edit]

Vote[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. 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. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.

Seat projections[edit]

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. 55 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Andalusia.

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Most voted party by provinces.
Summary of the 14 March 2004 Parliament of Andalusia election results
AndalusiaParliamentDiagram2004.svg
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSOE–A) 2,260,545 50.36 +6.04 61 +9
People's Party (PP) 1,426,774 31.78 –6.24 37 –9
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia (IULV–CA) 337,030 7.51 –0.60 6 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA) 276,674 6.16 –1.27 5 ±0
Andalusian Forum (FA) 53,288 1.19 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 62,451 1.39 +0.10
Total 4,489,172 100.00 109 ±0
Valid votes 4,489,172 99.35 +0.01
Invalid votes 28,658 0.65 –0.01
Votes cast / turnout 4,518,545 74.66 +5.95
Abstentions 1,533,467 25.34 –5.95
Registered voters 6,052,012
Source(s): Argos Information Portal, historiaelectoral.com
Popular vote
PSOE–A
  
50.36%
PP
  
31.78%
IULV–CA
  
7.51%
PA
  
6.16%
FA
  
1.19%
Others
  
1.61%
Blank ballots
  
1.39%
Seats
PSOE–A
  
55.96%
PP
  
33.94%
IULV–CA
  
5.50%
PA
  
4.59%

Distribution by constituency[edit]

Constituency PSOE–A PP IULV–CA PA
 % S  % S  % S  % S
Almería 46.1 6 42.0 5 3.8 4.4
Cádiz 47.8 8 32.0 5 6.6 1 7.3 1
Córdoba 45.9 7 30.8 4 11.2 1 6.4 1
Granada 49.0 7 35.4 5 7.1 1 4.3
Huelva 52.9 7 28.8 3 7.3 8.0 1
Jaén 53.1 7 32.4 4 6.7 1 5.7
Málaga 47.5 8 34.6 6 7.6 1 6.7 1
Seville 55.9 11 26.2 5 7.9 1 6.1 1
Total 50.4 61 31.8 37 7.5 6 6.2 5

Aftermath[edit]

Investiture vote[edit]

First round: 21 April 2004
Absolute majority (55/109) required
Candidate: Manuel Chaves
Choice Vote
Parties Votes
YesYYes PSOE–A (61)
61 / 109
No PP (36)
36 / 109
Abstentions IULV–CA (6), PA (5)
11 / 109
Absences: PP (1)
Source: historiaelectoral.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statute of Autonomy for Andalusia of 1981, Organic Law No. 6 of December 30, 1981 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 2017-02-22.
  2. ^ Electoral Law of Andalusia of 1986, Law No. 1 of January 2, 1986 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 2017-02-22.