Córdoba (Spanish Congress electoral district)

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Córdoba
Congress of Deputies
Electoral Constituency
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Location of Córdoba within Spain
Province Córdoba
Autonomous community Andalusia
Population 795,611 (2016)
Electorate 651,184 (2016)
Major settlements Córdoba
Current constituency
Created 1977
Seats 7 (1977–2008)
6 (2008–)

Córdoba 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 six 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 Córdoba is currently set at six. 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 Córdoba 1977–
Legislature Election Distribution
Constituent 1977
1 3 3
1st 1979
1 3 3
2nd 1982
5 2
3rd 1986
1 4 2
4th 1989
1 5 1
5th 1993
1 4 2
6th 1996
1 4 2
7th 2000
1 3 3
8th 2004
4 3
9th 2008
4 2
10th 2011
3 3
11th 2015
1 2 1 2
12th 2016
1 2 1 2

Elections[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 26 June 2016 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 153,750 34.41 +4.02 2 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 139,281 31.17 –0.87 2 ±0
United We Can for Andalusia (PodemosIUeQuo)1 85,058 19.04 –3.71 1 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 55,248 12.36 +0.43 1 ±0
Blank ballots 4,489 1.00 +0.04
Total 446,818 100.00 6 ±0
Valid votes 446,818 98.85 –0.08
Invalid votes 5,220 1.15 +0.08
Votes cast / turnout 452,038 69.42 –3.11
Abstentions 199,146 30.58 +3.11
Registered voters 651,184
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2015 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 20 December 2015 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 149,851 32.04 –4.31 2 –1
People's Party (PP) 142,101 30.39 –14.22 2 –1
We Can (Podemos) 68,740 14.70 New 1 +1
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 55,812 11.93 New 1 +1
United Left/Greens–Assembly for AndalusiaPopular Unity (IULV–CA–UPeC) 37,650 8.05 –1.78 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,481 0.96 –0.42
Total 467,652 100.00 6 ±0
Valid votes 467,652 98.93 +0.03
Invalid votes 5,044 1.07 –0.03
Votes cast / turnout 472,696 72.53 –0.14
Abstentions 179,031 27.47 +0.14
Registered voters 651,727
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2011 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 20 November 2011 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 209,067 44.61 +7.00 3 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 170,367 36.35 –14.50 3 –1
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia: Plural Left (IULV–CA) 46,066 9.83 +2.79 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 17,998 3.84 +3.26 0 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA)1 10,453 2.23 +0.59 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,490 1.38 +0.25
Total 468,623 100.00 6 ±0
Valid votes 468,623 98.90 –0.49
Invalid votes 5,224 1.10 +0.49
Votes cast / turnout 473,847 72.67 –3.14
Abstentions 178,239 27.33 +3.14
Registered voters 652,086
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2008 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 9 March 2008 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 246,470 50.85 +0.99 4 ±0
People's Party (PP) 182,307 37.61 +3.87 2 –1
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia–Alternative (IULV–CA) 34,131 7.04 –2.66 0 ±0
Andalusian Coalition (CA)1 7,972 1.64 –2.66 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,460 1.13 –0.54
Total 484,711 100.00 6 –1
Valid votes 484,711 99.39 +0.01
Invalid votes 2,970 0.61 –0.01
Votes cast / turnout 487,681 75.81 –2.70
Abstentions 155,632 24.19 +2.70
Registered voters 643,313
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2004 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 14 March 2004 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 246,324 49.86 +9.31 4 +1
People's Party (PP) 166,665 33.74 –7.12 3 ±0
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia (IULV–CA) 47,908 9.70 –2.24 0 –1
Andalusian Party (PA) 19,648 3.98 –0.56 0 ±0
Blank ballots 8,256 1.67 +0.37
Total 493,991 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 493,991 99.38 +0.10
Invalid votes 3,096 0.62 –0.10
Votes cast / turnout 497,087 78.51 +3.74
Abstentions 136,068 21.49 –3.74
Registered voters 633,155
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2000 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 12 March 2000 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 188,636 40.86 +7.85 3 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' PartyProgressives (PSOE–p) 187,195 40.55 –4.09 3 –1
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia (IULV–CA) 55,125 11.94 –6.63 1 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA) 20,963 4.54 +1.87 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,001 1.30 +0.61
Total 461,695 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 461,695 99.28 –0.16
Invalid votes 3,356 0.72 +0.16
Votes cast / turnout 465,051 74.77 –7.54
Abstentions 156,920 25.23 +7.54
Registered voters 621,971
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1996 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSOE–A) 220,659 44.64 –4.60 4 ±0
People's Party (PP) 163,155 33.01 +5.44 2 ±0
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia (IULV–CA) 91,773 18.57 +1.25 1 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA)1 13,194 2.67 –0.50 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,415 0.69 +0.20
Total 494,284 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 494,284 99.44 –0.21
Invalid votes 2,796 0.56 +0.21
Votes cast / turnout 497,080 82.31 +1.77
Abstentions 106,799 17.69 –1.77
Registered voters 603,879
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1993 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 6 June 1993 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSOE–A) 230,258 49.24 –0.12 4 –1
People's Party (PP) 128,898 27.57 +9.36 2 +1
United Left–Assembly for Andalusia (IU–CA) 80,977 17.32 –1.02 1 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA) 12,564 2.69 –3.19 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,301 0.49 +0.12
Total 467,598 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 467,598 99.65 +0.22
Invalid votes 1,625 0.35 –0.22
Votes cast / turnout 469,223 80.54 +5.36
Abstentions 113,401 19.46 –5.36
Registered voters 582,624
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1989 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 29 October 1989 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSOE–A) 207,503 49.36 –4.19 5 +1
United Left–Assembly for Andalusia (IU–CA) 77,106 18.34 +6.13 1 ±0
People's Party (PP)1 76,561 18.21 –3.48 1 –1
Andalusian Party (PA) 24,714 5.88 +2.96 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 21,110 5.02 –1.49 0 ±0
Ruiz-Mateos Group (Ruiz-Mateos) 4,893 1.16 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,565 0.37 –0.20
Total 420,386 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 420,386 99.43 +0.59
Invalid votes 2,391 0.57 –0.59
Votes cast / turnout 422,777 75.18 –1.18
Abstentions 139,571 24.82 +1.18
Registered voters 562,348
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1986 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 22 June 1986 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 223,759 53.55 –3.67 4 –1
People's Coalition (APPDPPL)1 90,637 21.69 +0.53 2 ±0
United Left (IU)2 51,007 12.21 +3.38 1 +1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 27,211 6.51 +5.25 0 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA) 12,211 2.92 +0.74 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,383 0.57 –0.67
Total 417,887 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 417,887 98.84 +0.88
Invalid votes 4,887 1.16 –0.88
Votes cast / turnout 422,774 76.36 –8.21
Abstentions 130,918 23.64 +8.21
Registered voters 553,692
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1982 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 28 October 1982 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSA–PSOE) 243,428 57.22 +27.14 5 +2
People's Alliance–People's Democratic Party (APPDP)1 90,023 21.16 +15.51 2 +2
Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA–PCE) 37,555 8.83 –10.25 0 –1
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 28,414 6.68 –23.26 0 –3
Socialist Party of Andalusia–Andalusian Party (PSA–PA) 9,270 2.18 –7.78 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 5,358 1.26 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,264 1.24 +1.09
Total 425,397 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 425,397 97.96 –1.03
Invalid votes 8,875 2.04 +1.03
Votes cast / turnout 434,272 84.57 +11.69
Abstentions 79,249 15.43 –11.69
Registered voters 513,521
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1979 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 1 March 1979 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 111,237 30.08 –7.40 3 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 110,734 29.94 –2.54 3 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 70,554 19.08 +2.58 1 ±0
Socialist Party of Andalusia–Andalusian Party (PSA–PA) 36,826 9.96 New 0 ±0
Democratic Coalition (CD)2 20,909 5.65 –3.64 0 ±0
National Union (UN)3 7,427 2.01 +1.53 0 ±0
Party of Labour of Spain (PTE)4 4,080 1.10 –0.02 0 ±0
Blank ballots 568 0.15 +0.04
Total 369,849 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 369,849 98.99 –0.01
Invalid votes 3,778 1.01 +0.01
Votes cast / turnout 373,627 72.88 –8.12
Abstentions 139,006 27.12 +8.12
Registered voters 512,633
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1977 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 15 June 1977 Congress of Deputies election results in Córdoba
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 122,361 33.83 3
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 117,482 32.48 3
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 59,668 16.50 1
People's Alliance (AP) 33,616 9.29 0
People's Socialist PartySocialist Unity (PSP–US) 13,195 3.65 0
Democratic Left Front (FDI) 4,056 1.12 0
Blank ballots 405 0.11
Total 361,661 100.00 7
Valid votes 361,661 99.00
Invalid votes 3,647 1.00
Votes cast / turnout 365,308 81.00
Abstentions 85,713 19.00
Registered voters 451,021
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: 38°00′N 4°50′W / 38.000°N 4.833°W / 38.000; -4.833