Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election, 2011

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Castile-La Mancha parliamentary
election, 2011
Castilla-La Mancha
2007 ←
22 May 2011 → 2015

All 49 seats in the Courts of Castile-La Mancha
25 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 1,566,641 Increase3.9%
Turnout 1,189,986 (76.0%)
Increase2.3 pp
  First party Second party
  María Dolores de Cospedal 2012b (cropped).jpg Jose María Barreda 2007b (cropped).jpg
Leader María Dolores de Cospedal José María Barreda
Leader since 14 June 2006 29 April 2004
Last election 21 seats, 42.4% 26 seats, 52.0%
Seats won 25 24
Seat change Increase4 Decrease2
Popular vote 564,954 509,738
Percentage 48.1% 43.4%
Swing Increase5.7 pp Decrease8.6 pp

President before election

José María Barreda

Elected President

María Dolores de Cospedal

The 2011 Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect the 8th Courts of Castile-La Mancha, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. At stake were all seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Junta of Communities of Castile-La Mancha. The number of members increased from 47 to 49 compared to the previous election.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) had formed the government of the region since the first democratic election in 1983, winning a majority of seats at all elections. However, this time the election was won by the People's Party (PP), which gained control of the region for the first time.

One of the first tasks of the Assembly was to elect the President of Castilla-La Mancha from among their number, with the PP candidate Maria Dolores de Cospedal replacing the outgoing President, José María Barreda, incumbent since April 2004.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The number of seats in the Castile-La Mancha Courts was set to a fixed-number of 49. All Courts members were elected in 5 multi-member districts, corresponding to Castile-La Mancha's five provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was assigned a fixed set of seats, distributed as follows: Albacete (10), Ciudad Real (11), Cuenca (8), Guadalajara (8) and Toledo (12).

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.[2]

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. 25 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Courts of Castile-La Mancha.



Summary of the 22 May 2011 Castile-La Mancha Courts election results
Corts of Castile-La Mancha election, 2011 results.svg
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 564,954 48.11 Increase5.73 25 Increase4
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 509,738 43.40 Decrease8.56 24 Decrease2
United Left of Castile-La Mancha (IUCLM) 44,302 3.77 Increase0.35 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 20,554 1.75 New 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 4,128 0.35 New 0 ±0
Castilian Party (PCAS) 2,752 0.23 New 0 ±0
The Greens-Green Group (LV-GV) 2,375 0.20 New 0 ±0
Ecolo-Greens Guadalajara (ECOLO-V) 1,673 0.14 Decrease0.18 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 1,615 0.14 New 0 ±0
Toledo Independent Citizens' Union (UCIT) 1,430 0.12 New 0 ±0
Castilian Unity (UdCa) 745 0.06 Decrease0.05 0 ±0
Citizens of Democratic Centre (CCD) 507 0.04 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 19,643 1.67 Increase0.39
Total 1,174,416 100.00 49 Increase2
Valid votes 1,174,416 98.69 Decrease0.56
Invalid votes 15,570 1.31 Increase0.56
Votes cast / turnout 1,189,986 75.96 Increase2.25
Abstentions 376,655 24.04 Decrease2.25
Registered voters 1,566,641
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
Blank ballots
Parliamentary seats


  1. ^ 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.