Ceuta (Spanish Congress electoral district)

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Ceuta
Congress of Deputies
Electoral Constituency
SpanishCongressDistricts(Ceuta).png
Location of Ceuta within Spain.
Province None
Autonomous community None
Population 84,263 (2016)
Electorate 61,587 (2016)
Major settlements Ceuta
Current constituency
Created 1977
Seats 1

Ceuta 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 one deputy using plurality voting.

Overview[edit]

The constituency was created as per the Electoral Rules Decree-Law 20/1977 and was first contested in the 1977 general election. The Decree provided for the exclave of Ceuta to be established as a single-member district for the Congress of Deputies,[1] with this regulation being maintained under Article 68.2 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978.[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). For Ceuta, its seat was elected using the FPTP form of plurality voting, with the most-voted candidate being elected.[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 Ceuta 1977–
Legislature Election Distribution
Constituent 1977
1
1st 1979
1
2nd 1982
1
3rd 1986
1
4th 1989
1
5th 1993
1
6th 1996
1
7th 2000
1
8th 2004
1
9th 2008
1
10th 2011
1
11th 2015
1
12th 2016
1

Elections[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Summary of the 26 June 2016 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 15,991 51.86 +7.00 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 6,974 22.62 –0.48 0 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 3,549 11.51 –1.79 0 ±0
United We Can (PodemosIUeQuo)1 3,345 10.85 –4.53 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 333 1.08 ±0.00 0 ±0
Blank ballots 316 1.02 –0.23
Total 30,837 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 30,837 98.86 +0.33
Invalid votes 357 1.14 –0.33
Votes cast / turnout 31,194 50.65 –3.19
Abstentions 30,393 49.35 +3.19
Registered voters 61,587
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2015 general election[edit]

Summary of the 20 December 2015 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 14,813 44.86 –21.07 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 7,627 23.10 +2.84 0 ±0
We Can (Podemos) 4,646 14.07 New 0 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 4,392 13.30 New 0 ±0
United LeftPopular Unity in Common (IU–UPeC) 431 1.31 –0.50 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 358 1.08 +0.50 0 ±0
Blank ballots 413 1.25 –0.32
Total 33,023 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 33,023 98.53 +0.01
Invalid votes 493 1.47 –0.01
Votes cast / turnout 33,516 54.36 +1.20
Abstentions 28,144 45.64 –1.20
Registered voters 61,660
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2011 general election[edit]

Summary of the 20 November 2011 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 20,968 65.93 +10.82 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 6,445 20.26 –20.21 0 ±0
Caballas Coalition (Caballas) 1,712 5.38 New 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 1,061 3.34 +2.02 0 ±0
United LeftDemocratic and Social Party of Ceuta: Plural Left (IU–PDSC) 576 1.81 +1.14 0 ±0
Blank ballots 498 1.57 +0.63
Total 31,804 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 31,804 98.52 –0.82
Invalid votes 478 1.48 +0.82
Votes cast / turnout 32,282 53.16 –10.16
Abstentions 28,441 46.84 +10.16
Registered voters 60,723
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2008 general election[edit]

Summary of the 9 March 2008 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 20,040 55.11 –4.13 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 14,716 40.47 +4.69 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 481 1.32 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 342 0.94 –0.50
Total 36,364 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 36,364 99.34 +0.23
Invalid votes 241 0.66 –0.23
Votes cast / turnout 36,605 63.32 –0.13
Abstentions 21,200 36.68 +0.13
Registered voters 57,805
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2004 general election[edit]

Summary of the 14 March 2004 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 21,142 59.24 +11.65 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 12,769 35.78 +17.78 0 ±0
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 807 2.26 –0.32 0 ±0
Blank ballots 515 1.44 –0.19
Total 35,691 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 35,691 99.11 +0.08
Invalid votes 319 0.89 –0.08
Votes cast / turnout 36,010 63.45 +8.30
Abstentions 20,741 36.55 –8.30
Registered voters 56,751
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2000 general election[edit]

Summary of the 12 March 2000 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 14,514 47.59 –5.62 1 ±0
Independent Liberal Group (GIL) 8,758 28.71 New 0 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' PartyProgressives (PSOE–p) 5,491 18.00 –17.79 0 ±0
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 788 2.58 –4.70 0 ±0
Blank ballots 497 1.63 +0.41
Total 30,501 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 30,501 99.03 +0.23
Invalid votes 300 0.97 –0.23
Votes cast / turnout 30,801 55.15 –8.66
Abstentions 25,047 44.85 +8.66
Registered voters 55,848
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1996 general election[edit]

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 17,288 53.21 +2.28 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 11,627 35.79 –4.79 0 ±0
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 2,365 7.28 +3.43 0 ±0
United Left (IU) 718 2.21 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 395 1.22 +0.45
Total 32,490 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 32,490 99.26 –0.24
Invalid votes 242 0.74 +0.24
Votes cast / turnout 32,732 63.81 +1.68
Abstentions 18,566 36.19 –1.68
Registered voters 51,298
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1993 general election[edit]

Summary of the 6 June 1993 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 15,276 50.93 +17.31 1 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 12,170 40.58 +2.87 0 –1
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 1,155 3.85 New 0 ±0
The Greens (LV) 491 1.64 –1.66 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 485 1.62 –6.58 0 ±0
Blank ballots 231 0.77 –0.41
Total 29,993 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 29,993 99.50 +0.42
Invalid votes 152 0.50 –0.42
Votes cast / turnout 30,145 62.13 +6.19
Abstentions 18,372 37.87 –6.19
Registered voters 48,517
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1989 general election[edit]

Summary of the 29 October 1989 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 8,643 37.71 –7.52 1 ±0
People's Party (PP)1 7,855 34.27 –2.07 0 ±0
United Ceuta (CEU) 2,760 12.04 New 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,880 8.20 +0.23 0 ±0
The Greens–Green List (LV–LV) 756 3.30 New 0 ±0
Ruiz-Mateos Group (Ruiz-Mateos) 605 2.64 New 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 150 0.65 +0.17 0 ±0
Blank ballots 270 1.18 +0.62
Total 22,919 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 22,919 99.08 +0.42
Invalid votes 212 0.92 –0.42
Votes cast / turnout 23,131 55.94 –0.76
Abstentions 18,222 44.06 +0.76
Registered voters 41,353
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1986 general election[edit]

Summary of the 22 June 1986 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 10,937 45.23 –0.31 1 ±0
People's Coalition (APPDPPL)1 8,788 36.34 +6.47 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,928 7.97 +0.15 0 ±0
Candidacy for Autonomy (CA) 758 3.13 New 0 ±0
Electoral Group–Independent Group of Ceuta (AE–AIC) 601 2.49 New 0 ±0
Democratic Reformist Party (PRD) 499 2.06 New 0 ±0
United Left (IU)2 351 1.45 +0.72 0 ±0
Blank ballots 136 0.56 +0.10
Total 24,181 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 24,181 98.66 –0.09
Invalid votes 329 1.34 +0.09
Votes cast / turnout 24,510 56.70 –15.59
Abstentions 18,720 43.30 +15.59
Registered voters 43,230
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1982 general election[edit]

Summary of the 28 October 1982 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 11,698 45.54 +10.23 1 +1
People's Alliance–People's Democratic Party (APPDP)1 7,674 29.87 +22.01 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 2,010 7.82 New 0 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 1,870 7.28 –44.59 0 –1
Nationalist Party of Ceuta (PNCe) 1,785 6.95 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 119 0.46 –0.07
Total 25,690 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 25,690 98.37 –0.51
Invalid votes 427 1.63 +0.51
Votes cast / turnout 26,117 72.29 +6.85
Abstentions 10,011 27.71 –6.85
Registered voters 36,128
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1979 general election[edit]

Summary of the 1 March 1979 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 11,020 51.87 +15.61 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 7,502 35.31 –8.54 0 ±0
Democratic Coalition (CD)2 1,669 7.86 –4.14 0 ±0
National Union (UN) 735 3.46 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 112 0.53 +0.25
Total 21,244 100.00 1 ±0
Valid votes 21,244 98.88 +0.05
Invalid votes 240 1.12 –0.05
Votes cast / turnout 21,484 65.44 –12.16
Abstentions 11,347 34.56 +12.16
Registered voters 32,831
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1977 general election[edit]

Summary of the 15 June 1977 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 8,808 36.26 1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 7,886 32.47 0
Action for Ceuta (APC) 2,915 12.00 0
People's Socialist PartySocialist Unity (PSP–US) 2,763 11.38 0
Ceuta Electors' Association (ADEC) 1,099 4.52 0
Spanish Social Reform (RSE) 752 3.10 0
Blank ballots 67 0.28
Total 24,290 100.00 1
Valid votes 24,290 98.83
Invalid votes 288 1.17
Votes cast / turnout 24,578 77.60
Abstentions 7,094 22.40
Registered voters 31,672
Source: Ministry of the Interior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Rules Decree of 1977, Royal Decree-Law No. 20 of March 18, 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: 35°53′N 5°18′W / 35.883°N 5.300°W / 35.883; -5.300