Castile and León parliamentary election, 2011

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Castile and León parliamentary election, 2011
Castile and León
2007 ←
22 May 2011 → 2015

All 84 seats in the Courts of Castile and León
43 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 2,166,385 Decrease0.2%
Turnout 1,462,397 (67.5%)
Decrease3.2 pp
  First party Second party
  Juan Vicente Herrera 2014 (cropped).jpg Óscar López Águeda (2010).jpg
Leader Juan Vicente Herrera Óscar López
Party PP PSOE
Leader since 16 March 2001 20 September 2008
Last election 48 seats, 49.2% 33 seats, 37.7%
Seats won 53 29
Seat change Increase5 Decrease4
Popular vote 739,505 425,777
Percentage 51.6% 29.7%
Swing Increase2.4 pp Decrease8.0 pp

  Third party Fourth party
  José María González Suárez 2014 (cropped).jpg Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg
Leader José María González Alejandro Valderas
Party IU UPL
Leader since 2007 2011
Last election 0 seats, 3.1% 2 seats, 2.7%
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase1 ±0
Popular vote 69,872 26,660
Percentage 4.9% 1.9%
Swing Increase1.8 pp Decrease0.8 pp

President before election

Juan Vicente Herrera
PP

Elected President

Juan Vicente Herrera
PP

The 2011 Castile and León parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect the 8th Courts of Castile and León, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. At stake were all seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Junta of Castile and León. The number of members increased from 83 to 84 compared to the previous election.

The elections were won by the People's Party (pp), which had formed the government of the region since the second democratic election in 1987 and had won a majority of seats since the 1991 election. Both the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and Leonese People's Union (UPL) lost seats, while United Left (IU) won its first seat since the 1999 election.

One of the first tasks of the Courts was to elect the President of Castile and León from among their number, with the incumbent President, Juan Vicente Herrera of the PP, being re-elected.

Electoral system[edit]

The number of seats in the regional Courts was determined by the population count. For the 2011 election, the Courts size was set to 84 seats. All Courts members were elected in 9 multi-member districts, corresponding to Castile and León's nine provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of 3 seats, with 1 additional seat per each 45,000 inhabitants or fraction greater than 22,500. For the 2011 election, seats were distributed as follows: Avila (7), Burgos (11), Leon (14), Palencia (7), Salamanca (11), Segovia (7), Soria (5), Valladolid (15) and Zamora (7).

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]

Vote[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. 43 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Courts of Castile and León.

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Summary of the 22 May 2011 Castile and León Courts election results
Courts of Castile and León election, 2011 results.svg
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 739,505 51.55 Increase2.38 53 Increase5
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 425,777 29.68 Decrease8.05 29 Decrease4
United Left of Castile and León (IUCyL) 69,872 4.87 Increase1.79 1 Increase1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 47,040 3.28 New 0 ±0
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 26,660 1.86 Decrease0.87 1 Decrease1
Castilian Party (PCAS) 13,537 0.94 New 0 ±0
Castile and León Party-Independent Candidature (PCL-CI) 10,796 0.75 Decrease0.33 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 5,368 0.37 New 0 ±0
Social Alternative Movement (MASS) 4,777 0.33 New 0 ±0
Leonese Autonomist Party-Leonesist Unity (PAL-UL) 3,925 0.27 Decrease0.06 0 ±0
Yes for Salamanca (SI) 3,718 0.26 New 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 3,545 0.25 New 0 ±0
Zamoran Independent Electors-Zamoran People's Union (ADEIZA-UPZ) 3,322 0.23 Increase0.02 0 ±0
Greens of Salamanca (LV) 2,822 0.20 Decrease0.17 0 ±0
Initiative for the Development of Soria (IDeS) 2,680 0.19 Decrease0.06 0 ±0
The Greens-Green Group (LV-GV) 2,619 0.18 New 0 ±0
El Bierzo Party (PB) 2,401 0.17 New 0 ±0
National Democracy (DN) 2,102 0.15 Increase0.05 0 ±0
Citizens of Burgos (CiBu) 2,001 0.14 Increase0.06 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of the Leonese Country (PREPAL) 1,965 0.14 Increase0.03 0 ±0
Greens and Castilian (VyC) 1,553 0.11 New 0 ±0
Civiqus (CIVIQUS) 1,527 0.11 New 0 ±0
Spanish Falange of the JONS (FE-JONS) 1,522 0.11 Increase0.03 0 ±0
Regionalist Unity of Castile and León (URCL) 1,428 0.10 Increase0.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 47,008 3.28 Increase1.30
Total 1,434,415 100.00 84 Increase1
Valid votes 1,434,415 98.09 Decrease1.11
Invalid votes 27,982 1.91 Increase1.11
Votes cast / turnout 1,462,397 67.50 Decrease3.20
Abstentions 703,988 32.50 Increase3.20
Registered voters 2,166,385
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
PP
  
51.55%
PSOE
  
29.68%
IUCyL
  
4.87%
UPyD
  
3.28%
UPL
  
1.86%
Others
  
5.48%
Blank ballots
  
3.28%
Parliamentary seats
PP
  
63.10%
PSOE
  
34.52%
IUCyL
  
1.19%
UPL
  
1.19%

Notes[edit]

  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.

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