Aragonese parliamentary election, 2011

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Aragonese parliamentary election, 2011
2007 ←
22 May 2011 → 2015

All 67 seats in the Courts of Aragon
34 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 1,016,021 Decrease0.1%
Turnout 689,904 (67.9%)
Increase1.4 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Luisa Fernanda Rudi 2015 (cropped).jpg Female portrait placeholder cropped.jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg
Leader Luisa Fernanda Rudi Eva Almunia José Ángel Biel
Leader since 8 November 2008 10 September 2010 2 June 2000
Last election 23 seats, 31.1% 30 seats, 41.1% 9 seats, 12.1%
Seats won 30 22 7
Seat change Increase7 Decrease8 Decrease2
Popular vote 269,729 197,189 62,193
Percentage 39.7% 29.0% 9.2%
Swing Increase8.6 pp Decrease12.1 pp Decrease2.9 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Female portrait placeholder cropped.jpg Adolfo Barrena 2012 (cropped).jpg
Leader Nieves Ibeas Adolfo Barrena
Party CHA IU
Leader since 12 January 2008 May 2002
Last election 4 seats, 8.1% 1 seat, 4.1%
Seats won 4 4
Seat change ±0 Increase3
Popular vote 55,932 41,874
Percentage 8.2% 6.2%
Swing Increase0.1 pp Increase2.1 pp

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Most voted party in each province.

President before election

Marcelino Iglesias

Elected President

Luisa Fernanda Rudi

The 2011 Aragonese parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect the 8th democratically-elected Courts of Aragon, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon. At stake were all 67 seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Government of Aragon.

The outgoing Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) administration suffered a serious defeat after losing nearly 30% of its 2007 vote. The then-oppositor People's Party (PP) obtained the best result of its history in the region, despite remaining 4 seats short for an absolute majority of seats. This was also the first time since the 1999 election that the PP had received the most votes in Aragon. United Left (IU) had its best result since 1995, gaining 3 seats for a total of 4. The Aragonese Party (PAR), on the other hand, obtained its worst historical result, while the Aragonese Union (CHA) remained static at its 2007 result.

As a result of the election, Luisa Fernanda Rudi from the People's Party was elected President of Aragon as part of a PP-PAR coalition agreement. The PAR had been previously the PSOE coalition partner from 1999 to 2011.

Electoral system[edit]

The number of seats in the Aragonese Courts was set to a fixed-number of 67. All Courts members were elected in 3 multi-member districts, corresponding to Aragon's three provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of 13 seats, with the remaining 28 seats allocated among the three provinces in proportion to their populations, on the required condition that the number of inhabitants per seat in each district did not exceed 2.75 times those of any other. For the 2011 election, seats were distributed as follows: Huesca (18), Teruel (14) and Zaragoza (35).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 3% of valid votes in each district (which include blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.[1]

Opinion polls[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. 34 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Aragonese Courts.



Summary of the 22 May 2011 Aragonese Courts election results
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Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 269,729 39.69 Increase8.63 30 Increase7
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 197,189 29.02 Decrease12.13 22 Decrease8
Aragonese Party (PAR) 62,193 9.15 Decrease2.93 7 Decrease2
Aragonese Union (CHA) 55,932 8.23 Increase0.08 4 ±0
United Left of Aragon (IU) 41,874 6.16 Increase2.07 4 Increase3
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 15,667 2.31 New 0 ±0
Greens-Ecolo (V-ECOLO) 4,621 0.68 Increase0.02 0 ±0
Commitment with Aragon (CCA) 3,771 0.55 New 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 2,193 0.32 New 0 ±0
Aragon Independents' Federation (FIA) 980 0.14 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Land (TA) 830 0.12 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 21,678 3.19 Increase0.97
Total 679,529 100.00 67 ±0
Valid votes 679,529 98.50 Decrease0.81
Invalid votes 10,375 1.50 Increase0.81
Votes cast / turnout 689,904 67.90 Increase1.39
Abstentions 326,117 32.10 Decrease1.39
Registered voters 1,016,021
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
Blank ballots
Parliamentary seats

Results by province[edit]



  1. ^ a b Poll results are shown projected over candidacy votes (that is, votes going for political parties, excluding blank ballots). The vote percentage in the official election is calculated including blank ballots into the estimation. In order to obtain data comparable to both the official results as well as those of other polls, a rule of three has been applied to the poll projections, with the results of the calculation being shown instead.