Navarrese parliamentary election, 2011

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

All 50 seats in the Parliament of Navarre
26 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 485,386 Increase2.9%
Turnout 327,281 (67.4%)
Decrease6.4 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Yolanda Barcina 2015b (cropped).jpg Roberto Jimenez 2013 (cropped).jpg Patxi Zabaleta (2011).jpg
Leader Yolanda Barcina Roberto Jiménez Patxi Zabaleta
Leader since 19 April 2009 28 June 2008 16 September 2006
Last election 22 seats, 42.2% 12 seats, 22.5% 12 seats, 23.6%
Seats won 19 9 8
Seat change Decrease3 Decrease3 Decrease4
Popular vote 111,474 51,238 49,827
Percentage 34.5% 15.9% 15.4%
Swing Decrease7.7 pp Decrease6.6 pp Decrease8.2 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Maiorga Ramírez Santiago Cervera José Miguel Nuin
Party Bildu PP I-E
Leader since 2011 10 December 2009 2010
Last election Did not contest Did not contest 2 seats, 4.3%[a]
Seats won 7 4 3
Seat change Increase7 Increase4 Increase1
Popular vote 42,916 23,551 18,457
Percentage 13.3% 7.3% 5.7%
Swing New party New party Increase1.4 pp

President before election

Miguel Sanz

Elected President

Yolanda Barcina

The 2011 Navarrese parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect the 8th Parliament of Navarre, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Navarre. At stake were all 50 seats in the Parliament, determining the President of Navarre.

The Navarrese People's Union (UPN) had formed the government of the region since the 1996. Between 1991 and 2008 UPN had an agreement with the People's Party (PP), functioning as PP sister party in the region in exchange for the PP itself not contesting elections in Navarre. The pact was broken in October 2008 following a dispute over a budgetary vote in the Congress of Deputies.[1] As a result, this was the first regional election since 1987 in which both parties ran separately.

Another novelty for this election was that incumbent President Miguel Sanz had announced his intention not to run for a fifth term in office,[2] being replaced as UPN candidate by Mayor of Pamplona Yolanda Barcina.[3]

UPN remained the first political party of Navarre, albeit with a diminished popular vote due to the PP split. The PSN-PSOE obtained the worst result of its history up until that point, but recovered the 2nd place it had lost to Nafarroa Bai in 2007, which dropped to 3rd place as a result of Bildu's entry into Parliament.

Electoral system[edit]

The 50 members of the Parliament of Navarre were elected in a single multi-member district, consisting of the Community's territory (the province of Navarre), using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system.

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 3% of the total vote in all of the community (which include blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.[4]

As per article 12 of the Navarrese Electoral Law, election day was set for the fourth Sunday of May every four years.[4] From the 2001 reform of Navarre's Statute of Autonomy, the President of Navarre could dissolve Parliament and call for a snap election at a time different than the legally established date, but was barred from doing so when less than one year remained for the next election's scheduled date. New elections would also have been automatically held in the event of a parliamentary deadlock in the election of a new President for three months after voting day. Before the 2001 reform, the head of the largest parliamentary party became President if no candidate obtained a majority within 90 days. In both cases, the newly elected Parliament would have a full mandate for a four-year period.[5]

Opinion polls[edit]


Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. 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. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty.

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. 26 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Navarre.


Summary of the 22 May 2011 Navarrese Parliament election results
Parliament of Navarre election, 2011 results.svg
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Navarrese People's Union (UPN) 111,474 34.48 Decrease7.70 19 Decrease3
Socialist Party of Navarre (PSN-PSOE) 51,238 15.85 Decrease6.64 9 Decrease3
Yes to Navarre 2011 (NaBai 2011) 49,827 15.41 Decrease8.21 8 Decrease4
Unite-Basque Solidarity-Progress Alternative (B-EA/AE-EA) 42,916 13.28 New 7 Increase7
People's Party (PP) 23,551 7.29 New 4 Increase4
Left (I-E)[a] 18,457 5.71 Increase1.36 3 Increase1
Democrats' Convergence of Navarre (CDN) 4,654 1.44 Decrease2.93 0 Decrease2
Greens of Navarre (VN-NB) 4,235 1.31 New 0 ±0
Navarrese Cannabis Representation (RCN-NOK) 3,166 0.98 Decrease0.45 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 2,212 0.68 New 0 ±0
Initiative for Navarre (IxN) 1,332 0.41 New 0 ±0
Internationalist Solidarity and Self-Management (SAIn) 1,054 0.33 New 0 ±0
Navarrese and Spanish Right (DNE) 977 0.30 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 8,161 2.52 Increase1.14
Total 323,254 100.00 50 ±0
Valid votes 323,254 98.77 Increase3.97
Invalid votes 4,027 1.23 Decrease3.97
Votes cast / turnout 327,281 67.43 Decrease6.33
Abstentions 158,105 32.57 Increase6.33
Registered voters 485,386
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
NaBai 2011
Blank ballots
Parliamentary seats
NaBai 2011


Investiture voting[edit]

Candidate Date Vote UPN PSN NB B PP I-E Total
Yolanda Barcina
23 Jun 2011
Majority required:
Absolute (26/50)
YesYYes 19 9
28 / 50
No 8 7 4 3
22 / 50
0 / 50
Source: Historia Electoral - Elections to the Parliament of Navarre


  1. ^ a b Compared to the United Left of Navarre+Assembly results in the 2007 election.