Galician regional election, 2005

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Galician regional election, 2005
Galicia (Spain)
← 2001 19 June 2005 2009 →

All 75 seats in the Parliament of Galicia
38 seats needed for a majority
Registered 2,616,811 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1.9%
Turnout 1,680,202 (64.2%)
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4.0 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Manuel Fraga 2008 (cropped).jpg Emilio Pérez Touriño 2006 (cropped).jpg Anxo Quintana 2008 (cropped).jpg
Leader Manuel Fraga Emilio Pérez Touriño Anxo Quintana
Party PP PSdeG–PSOE BNG
Leader since 1989 10 October 1998 23 November 2003
Leader's seat Lugo Pontevedra Ourense
Last election 41 seats, 51.6% 17 seats, 21.8% 17 seats, 22.6%
Seats won 37 25 13
Seat change Red Arrow Down.svg4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8 Red Arrow Down.svg4
Popular vote 756,562 555,603 311,954
Percentage 45.2% 33.2% 18.7%
Swing Red Arrow Down.svg6.4 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg11.4 pp Red Arrow Down.svg3.9 pp

GaliciaProvinceMapParliament2005.png
Constituency results map for the Parliament of Galicia

President before election

Manuel Fraga
PP

Elected President

Emilio Pérez Touriño
PSdeG–PSOE

The 2005 Galician regional election was held on Sunday, 19 June 2005, to elect the 7th Parliament of the Autonomous Community of Galicia. All 75 seats in the Parliament were up for election.

Electoral system[edit]

The 75 members of the Parliament of Galicia were elected in 4 multi-member districts, corresponding to Galicia's four provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of 10 seats, with the remaining 35 seats being allocated among the four provinces in proportion to their populations. For the 2005 election, seats were distributed as follows: Corunna (24), Lugo (15), Ourense (14) and Pontevedra (22).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 5% of the total vote in each district (which includes blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.[1]

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Summary of the 19 June 2005 Parliament of Galicia election results
GaliciaParliamentDiagram2005.svg
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 756,562 45.23 –6.39 37 –4
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 555,603 33.22 +11.39 25 +8
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 311,954 18.65 –3.93 13 –4
Blank ballots 20,912 1.25 –0.44
Total 1,672,556 100.00 75 ±0
Valid votes 1,672,556 99.54 +0.24
Invalid votes 7,646 0.46 –0.24
Votes cast / turnout 1,680,202 64.21 +4.05
Abstentions 936,609 35.79 –4.05
Registered voters 2,616,811
Source(s): Argos Information Portal, historiaelectoral.com
Popular vote
PP
  
45.23%
PSdeG–PSOE
  
33.22%
BNG
  
18.65%
Others
  
1.65%
Blank ballots
  
1.25%
Seats
PP
  
49.33%
PSdeG–PSOE
  
33.33%
BNG
  
17.33%

Distribution by constituency[edit]

Constituency PP PSdeG BNG
 % S  % S  % S
A Coruña 42.9 11 33.2 8 20.5 5
Lugo 48.9 8 34.5 5 14.5 2
Ourense 50.8 8 30.9 4 16.3 2
Pontevedra 44.1 10 33.6 8 19.2 4
Total 45.2 37 33.2 25 18.7 13

Aftermath[edit]

Investiture vote[edit]

First round: 29 July 2005
Absolute majority (38/75) required
Candidate: Emilio Pérez Touriño
Choice Vote
Parties Votes
YesYYes PSdeG–PSOE (25), BNG (13)
38 / 75
No PP (37)
37 / 75
Abstentions
0 / 75
Source: historiaelectoral.com

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