Valencian parliamentary election, 2011

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Valencian parliamentary election, 2011
Valencian Community
2007 ←
22 May 2011 → 2015

All 99 seats in the Valencian Courts
50 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 3,549,687 Increase1.7%
Turnout 2,491,588 (70.2%)
Increase0.1 pp
  First party Second party
  Francisco Camps (2009) (Recortada).jpg Jorge Alarte 2012 (cropped).jpg
Leader Francisco Camps Jorge Alarte
Leader since 10 July 2002 28 September 2008
Last election 54 seats, 52.5% 38 seats, 34.5%
Seats won 55 33
Seat change Increase1 Decrease5
Popular vote 1,211,112 687,141
Percentage 49.4% 28.0%
Swing Decrease3.1 pp Decrease6.5 pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Morera micros.jpg Marga Sanz (Recortada).jpg
Leader Enric Morera Marga Sanz
Party Compromís IU
Leader since 25 January 2010 8 March 2009
Last election Did not contest 7 seats, 8.0%[a]
Seats won 6 5
Seat change Increase6 Decrease2
Popular vote 176,213 144,703
Percentage 7.2% 5.9%
Swing New party Decrease2.1 pp

President before election

Francisco Camps

Elected President

Francisco Camps

The 2011 Valencian parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May, to elect the 8th democratically-elected Valencian Courts, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia. At stake were all 99 seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Valencian Government.

The election was won by the People's Party (PP), which increased its majority despite a drop in its vote share. The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) continued its long term decline in the area and, in line with what happened in other regions, obtained one of its worst electoral results since the autonomous community's inception. On the other hand, the electoral alliance between United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV) and the Valencian Nationalist Bloc (BNV) which stood in the 2007 election had dissolved, with both parties entering the legislature much at the expense of the declining PSOE.

As a result of the election, Francisco Camps was elected President for a third term in office. However, he resigned just two months into his term in July 2011, being succeeded by Alberto Fabra, who would remain in the post for the remainder of the legislature.

Electoral system[edit]

The number of seats in the Valencian Courts was set to a fixed-number of 99. All Courts members were elected in 3 multi-member districts, corresponding to the Valencian Community's three provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of 20 seats, with the remaining 39 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 3 times those of any other. For the 2011 election, seats were distributed as follows: Alicante (35), Castellon (24) and Valencia (40).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 5% of valid votes in all of the community (which include blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution. This meant that in the case a list polled above 5% in one or more of the districts but below 5% in the community totals, it would remain outside of the seat apportionment.[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. 50 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Valencian Courts.



Summary of the 22 May 2011 Valencian Courts election results
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Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 1,211,112 49.42 Decrease3.10 55 Increase1
Socialist Party of the Valencian Country (PSPV-PSOE) 687,141 28.04 Decrease6.45 33 Decrease5
Commitment Coalition (Compromís) 176,213 7.19 New 6 Increase6
United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV)[a] 144,703 5.90 Decrease2.12 5 Decrease2
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 60,859 2.48 New 0 ±0
Greens and Ecopacifists (VyE) 31,808 1.30 New 0 ±0
Spain 2000 (E-2000) 12,191 0.50 Increase0.26 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country (ERPV) 11,129 0.45 Decrease0.03 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 9,306 0.38 New 0 ±0
Valencian Coalition (CVa) 9,183 0.37 Decrease0.34 0 ±0
Liberal Democratic Centre (CDL) 8,203 0.33 Increase0.30 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 4,222 0.17 New 0 ±0
United for Valencia (UxV) 3,637 0.15 Increase0.04 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 3,456 0.14 Decrease0.03 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 2,566 0.10 Increase0.02 0 ±0
Renewal Liberal Centre (CLR) 2,463 0.10 Increase0.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 60,670 2.48 Increase1.07
Total 2,450,872 100.00 99 ±0
Valid votes 2,450,872 98.37 Decrease0.96
Invalid votes 40,716 1.63 Increase0.96
Votes cast / turnout 2,491,588 70.19 Increase0.05
Abstentions 1,058,099 29.81 Decrease0.05
Registered voters 3,549,687
Vote share
Blank ballots
Parliamentary seats

Results by province[edit]

Election results by province.


  1. ^ a b c d e United Left results are compared to the Commitment for the Valencian Country totals in the 2007 election.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m This survey shows its poll results 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 surveys, a rule of three has been applied to the survey projections, with the results of the calculation being shown instead.