Balearic parliamentary election, 2011

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Balearic parliamentary election, 2011
Balearic Islands
2007 ←
22 May 2011 → 2015

All 59 seats in the Balearic Parliament
30 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 427,093 (58.8%)
Decrease1.3 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  José Ramón Bauzà3.jpg Francesc Antich Gabriel Barceló
Leader José Ramón Bauzà Francesc Antich Gabriel Barceló
Leader since 11 September 2009 1999 27 May 2006
Last election 29 seats, 46.5% 22 seats, 32.5% 5 seats, 9.8%
Seats won 35 19 5
Seat change Increase6 Decrease3 ±0
Popular vote 196,214 104,628 40,472
Percentage 46.7% 24.9% 9.6%
Swing Increase0.2 pp Decrease7.6 pp Decrease0.2%

President before election

Francesc Antich

Elected President

José Ramón Bauzà

The 2011 elections to the Balearic Islands Parliament were the eighth elections to the unicameral regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The elections were held on 22 May 2011 to elect the 59 members of the Assembly. Voting was in four electoral districts corresponding to the islands of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Majorca elected thirty three members, Menorca thirteen, Ibiza twelve and Formentera one.

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. The electoral system used was closed list proportional representation with seats allocated in each electoral district using the D'Hondt method. Only lists which polled at least 3% of the votes in a particular district (including votes "en blanco" i.e. for "none of the above") were eligible for seats.[1]

Political control of the islands had fluctuated in the preceding elections with the People's Party (PP) losing their majority and consequently, control to a coalition headed by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) at the 2007 elections.[1] The 2011 elections saw the PP regain their overall majority. The gains came largely at the expense of United Left, Convergència per les Illes (formerly Majorcan Union,) Republican Left and The Greens, all of whom lost their representation in the legislature. These parties had all won seats as part of various coalitions in the previous elections.

One of the first tasks of the Assembly was to elect the President of the Balearic Islands from among their number, with José Ramón Bauzà set to replace the current President, Francesc Antich, incumbent since 2007.[1]


Parties currently represented in Parliament[edit]

Party Candidate Notes
PP José Ramón Bauzà
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSIB-PSOE) Francesc Antich
Majorca Socialist Party - IniciativaVerds - Entesa per Mallorca (PSM-IV-ExM) Gabriel Barceló
Esquerra Alternativa i Verda (EAiV) Manel Carmona
Majorcan Union (UM) Josep Melià Ques
Ibiza for change (ExC) Miquel Ramon [2]

Parties currently unrepresented in Parliament[edit]

Party Candidate Notes
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) Juan Luis Calbarro
Lliga Regionalista de les Illes Balears (IB-LLIGA) Jaume Font [3]

Opinion polls[edit]

An opinion poll carried out by the Balearic Islands government and published on 5 April 2011 suggested that the PP would regain their overall majority with 30-31 seats.[4]