Galician parliamentary election, 2009

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Galician parliamentary election, 2009
Galicia (Spain)
2005 ←
1 March 2009 → 2012

All 75 seats in the Parliament of Galicia
38 seats needed for a majority
Registered 2,648,276 Increase1.2%
Turnout 1,706,198 (64.4%)
Increase0.2 pp
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo Emilio Pérez Touriño Anxo Quintana
Leader since 15 January 2006 10 October 1998 23 November 2003
Last election 37 seats, 45.2% 25 seats, 33.2% 13 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 38 25 12
Seat change Increase1 ±0 Decrease1
Popular vote 789,427 524,488 270,712
Percentage 46.7% 31.0% 16.0%
Swing Increase1.5 pp Decrease2.2 pp Decrease2.7 pp

President before election

Emilio Pérez Touriño

Elected President

Alberto Núñez Feijóo

The 2009 Galician parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 1 March 2009, to elect the 8th Parliament of Galicia, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia. At stake were all 75 seats in the Parliament, determining the President of the Xunta of Galicia.

The election saw the People's Party (PP) retake control of the parliament from the coalition of the Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG-PSOE) and the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), with a majority of 1 seat. As a result, Alberto Núñez Feijoo became the new President of Galicia.

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]

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. 38 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Galicia.



Summary of the 1 March 2009 Galician Parliament election results
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Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 789,427 46.68 Increase1.45 38 Increase1
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG-PSOE) 524,488 31.02 Decrease2.20 25 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 270,712 16.01 Decrease2.64 12 Decrease1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 23,796 1.41 New 0 ±0
Galician Land (TeGa) 18,726 1.11 New 0 ±0
United Left (EU-IU) 16,441 0.97 Increase0.23 0 ±0
The Greens-Green Group (OV-GV) 5,911 0.35 New 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 3,507 0.21 New 0 ±0
Galician People's Front (FPG) 2,903 0.17 Decrease0.01 0 ±0
Blank ballots 28,071 1.66 Increase0.41
Total 1,690,975 100.00 75 ±0
Valid votes 1,690,975 99.11 Decrease0.43
Invalid votes 15,223 0.89 Increase0.43
Votes cast / turnout 1,706,198 64.43 Increase0.22
Abstentions 942,078 35.57 Decrease0.22
Registered voters 2,648,276
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
Blank ballots
Parliamentary seats


  1. ^ a b c Poll results are shown 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 polls, a rule of three has been applied to the poll projections, with the results of the calculation being shown instead.