Cáceres (Spanish Congress electoral district)

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Cáceres
Congress of Deputies
Electoral Constituency
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Location of Cáceres within Spain
Province Cáceres
Autonomous community Extremadura
Population 406,267 (2016)
Electorate 349,082 (2016)
Major settlements Cáceres, Plasencia
Current constituency
Created 1977
Seats 5 (1977–2004)
4 (2004–)

Cáceres is one of the 52 constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Congress of Deputies—the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament, the Cortes Generales—. The constituency elects four deputies. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 3%.

Overview[edit]

The constituency was created as per the Political Reform Act 1977 and was first contested in the 1977 general election. The Act provided for the provinces of Spain to be established as multi-member districts for the Congress of Deputies,[1] with this regulation being maintained under Article 68.2 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Additionally, Article 141.1 of the Constitution would require for any modification of the provincial limits to be approved under an organic law, needing an absolute majority in the Cortes Generales.[2]

The Spanish electoral system is regulated under the General Electoral System Organic Law 5/1985. Voting is on the basis of universal suffrage, with all nationals over eighteen and in the full enjoyment of all political rights entitled to vote—the only exception being in 1977, when this was limited to nationals over twenty-one and in the full enjoyment of all political and civil rights—. A 2011 amendment to the electoral law required for Spaniards abroad to apply for voting before being permitted to vote, a system known as "requested" or expat vote (Spanish: Voto rogado). Provinces are entitled to an initial minimum of two seats, with additional seats awarded in proportion to population. The number of seats allocated to Cáceres is currently set at four. Deputies are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 3% of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution.[2][3][4]

Registered parties and federations of parties are allowed to field candidates, as well as party alliances formed within 10 days from the Cortes' dissolution. Additionally, groups of electors—a legal figure in Spain referring to temporary associations of citizens grouped for the sole purpose of contesting a particular election—are required to obtain the signatures of at least 1% of registered voters in the district in order to be able to field candidates. Since 2011, parties, federations of parties and coalitions left out from the Congress in the previous election are also required to obtain the signatures of at least 0.1% of registered voters in the districts they intend to contest. No party, federation, coalition or group of electors may field more than one list of candidates per district for the same election, and member parties of a contesting federation or alliance are barred from fielding their own lists. From 2002—and in compliance with the Political Parties Organic Law 6/2002—fielded candidates are also forbidden from continuing or succeeding the activities of judicially illegalized, dissolved, or suspended political parties.[3]

Deputies[edit]

Deputies for Cáceres 1977–
Legislature Election Distribution
Constituent 1977
1 4
1st 1979
2 3
2nd 1982
4 1
3rd 1986
3 2
4th 1989
3 2
5th 1993
3 2
6th 1996
3 2
7th 2000
2 3
8th 2004
2 2
9th 2008
2 2
10th 2011
2 2
11th 2015
2 2
12th 2016
2 2

Elections[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Summary of the 26 June 2016 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 95,419 40.40 +5.09 2 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 78,767 33.35 –0.69 2 ±0
United We Can (PodemosIUeQuo)1 33,164 14.04 –2.82 0 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 24,343 10.31 –1.10 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,539 0.65 +0.02
Total 236,205 100.00 4 ±0
Valid votes 236,205 98.53 –0.11
Invalid votes 3,530 1.47 +0.11
Votes cast / turnout 239,735 68.68 –3.23
Abstentions 109,347 31.32 +3.23
Registered voters 349,082
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2015 general election[edit]

Summary of the 20 December 2015 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 87,924 35.31 –16.73 2 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 84,758 34.04 –2.51 2 ±0
We Can (Podemos) 34,730 13.95 New 0 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 28,406 11.41 New 0 ±0
United LeftPopular Unity in Common (IU–UPeC) 7,252 2.91 –2.37 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,559 0.63 –0.53
Total 248,992 100.00 4 ±0
Valid votes 248,992 98.64 +0.27
Invalid votes 3,427 1.36 –0.27
Votes cast / turnout 252,419 71.91 –1.42
Abstentions 98,618 28.09 +1.42
Registered voters 351,037
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2011 general election[edit]

Summary of the 20 November 2011 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's PartyUnited Extremadura (PP–EU)1 132,169 52.04 +9.71 2 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 92,822 36.55 –15.66 2 ±0
United LeftGreensIndependent Socialists: Plural Left (IU–V–SIEx) 13,422 5.28 +2.56 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 8,739 3.44 +2.68 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,941 1.16 +0.33
Total 253,990 100.00 4 ±0
Valid votes 253,990 98.37 –0.86
Invalid votes 4,209 1.63 +0.86
Votes cast / turnout 258,199 73.33 –5.14
Abstentions 93,898 26.67 +5.14
Registered voters 352,097
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2008 general election[edit]

Summary of the 9 March 2008 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 142,003 52.21 +1.68 2 ±0
People's Party (PP) 113,819 41.85 –1.69 2 ±0
United Left–Alternative (IU) 7,409 2.72 –0.06 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,245 0.83 –0.39
Total 271,965 100.00 4 ±0
Valid votes 271,965 99.23 ±0.00
Invalid votes 2,100 0.77 ±0.00
Votes cast / turnout 274,065 78.47 –0.71
Abstentions 75,182 21.53 +0.71
Registered voters 349,247
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2004 general election[edit]

Summary of the 14 March 2004 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 137,654 50.53 +5.27 2 ±0
People's Party (PP) 118,627 43.54 –4.22 2 –1
United LeftIndependent Socialists of Extremadura (IU–SIEx)2 7,569 2.78 –1.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,311 1.22 +0.14
Total 272,426 100.00 4 –1
Valid votes 272,426 99.23 +0.02
Invalid votes 2,123 0.77 –0.02
Votes cast / turnout 274,549 79.18 +3.41
Abstentions 72,211 20.82 –3.41
Registered voters 346,760
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2000 general election[edit]

Summary of the 12 March 2000 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 123,577 47.76 +5.75 3 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' PartyProgressives (PSOE–p) 115,435 44.62 –3.28 2 –1
United Left (IU) 9,463 3.66 –3.64 0 ±0
United Extremadura (EU) 3,048 1.18 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,795 1.08 +0.35
Total 258,719 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 258,719 99.21 –0.31
Invalid votes 2,066 0.79 +0.31
Votes cast / turnout 260,785 75.77 –5.47
Abstentions 83,407 24.23 +5.47
Registered voters 344,192
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1996 general election[edit]

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 131,616 47.90 –2.91 3 ±0
People's Party (PP) 115,444 42.01 +5.16 2 ±0
United Left–The Greens–Commitment to Extremadura (IU–LV) 20,068 7.30 +1.26 0 ±0
Extremaduran Coalition (CEx)1 3,923 1.43 +0.81 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,000 0.73 +0.19
Total 274,792 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 274,792 99.52 ±0.00
Invalid votes 1,328 0.48 ±0.00
Votes cast / turnout 276,120 81.24 +2.05
Abstentions 63,781 18.76 –2.05
Registered voters 339,901
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1993 general election[edit]

Summary of the 6 June 1993 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 131,853 50.81 –1.74 3 ±0
People's Party (PP) 95,628 36.85 +9.65 2 ±0
United Left of Extremadura (IU) 15,662 6.04 +0.96 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 5,941 2.29 –6.54 0 ±0
United Extremadura (EU) 4,778 1.84 –1.31 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,403 0.54 +0.09
Total 259,483 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 259,483 99.52 +0.39
Invalid votes 1,255 0.48 –0.39
Votes cast / turnout 260,738 79.19 +4.48
Abstentions 68,522 20.81 –4.48
Registered voters 329,260
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1989 general election[edit]

Summary of the 29 October 1989 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 126,396 52.55 –1.20 3 ±0
People's Party (PP)1 65,430 27.20 –0.50 2 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 21,228 8.83 +1.50 0 ±0
United Left (IU) 12,226 5.08 +3.05 0 ±0
United Extremadura (EU) 7,578 3.15 –2.13 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,086 0.45 –0.05
Total 240,509 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 240,509 99.13 +0.46
Invalid votes 2,117 0.87 –0.46
Votes cast / turnout 242,626 74.71 +2.45
Abstentions 82,113 25.29 –2.45
Registered voters 324,739
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1986 general election[edit]

Summary of the 22 June 1986 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 127,040 53.75 +1.22 3 –1
People's Coalition (APPDPPL)1 65,470 27.70 +3.22 2 +1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 17,324 7.33 +5.41 0 ±0
United Extremadura (EU) 12,483 5.28 +0.20 0 ±0
United Left (IU)2 4,796 2.03 +0.41 0 ±0
Democratic Reformist Party (PRD) 3,736 1.58 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,173 0.50 +0.18
Total 236,332 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 236,332 98.67 +0.77
Invalid votes 3,197 1.33 –0.77
Votes cast / turnout 239,529 72.26 –6.56
Abstentions 91,951 27.74 +6.56
Registered voters 331,480
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1982 general election[edit]

Summary of the 28 October 1982 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 123,902 52.53 +14.53 4 +2
People's Alliance–People's Democratic Party (APPDP)1 57,736 24.48 +20.38 1 +1
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 29,832 12.65 –34.49 0 –3
United Extremadura (EU) 11,988 5.08 New 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 4,528 1.92 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 3,831 1.62 –3.59 0 ±0
Blank ballots 764 0.32 +0.10
Total 235,868 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 235,868 97.90 –0.80
Invalid votes 5,068 2.10 +0.80
Votes cast / turnout 240,936 78.82 +11.53
Abstentions 64,736 21.18 –11.53
Registered voters 305,672
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1979 general election[edit]

Summary of the 1 March 1979 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 97,592 47.14 –8.14 3 –1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 78,670 38.00 +9.79 2 +1
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 10,777 5.21 +1.96 0 ±0
Democratic Coalition (CD)2 8,490 4.10 –5.22 0 ±0
National Union (UN) 5,656 2.73 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 456 0.22 +0.05
Total 207,007 100.00 5 ±0
Valid votes 207,007 98.70 +0.16
Invalid votes 2,728 1.30 –0.16
Votes cast / turnout 209,735 67.29 –8.76
Abstentions 101,946 32.71 +8.76
Registered voters 311,681
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1977 general election[edit]

Summary of the 15 June 1977 Congress of Deputies election results in Cáceres
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 115,729 55.28 4
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 54,827 26.19 1
People's Alliance (AP) 19,516 9.32 0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 6,797 3.25 0
Spanish Social Reform (RSE) 4,481 2.14 0
People's Socialist PartySocialist Unity (PSP–US) 4,229 2.02 0
Democratic Left Front (FDI) 2,229 1.06 0
Blank ballots 362 0.17
Total 209,363 100.00 5
Valid votes 209,363 98.54
Invalid votes 3,098 1.46
Votes cast / turnout 212,461 76.05
Abstentions 66,911 23.95
Registered voters 279,372
Source: Ministry of the Interior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political Reform Act of 1977, Law No. 1 of January 4, 1977 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Spanish Constitution of 1978, December 29, 1978 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b General Electoral System Organic Law of 1985, Organic Law No. 5 of June 19, 1985 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Congress Functions". congreso.es. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 39°40′N 6°00′W / 39.667°N 6.000°W / 39.667; -6.000