Socialist Party of Navarre

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Socialist Party of Navarre
Partido Socialista de Navarra
Membership (2014) 1,634[1]
Ideology Social democracy
Spanish unionism
Political position Center-left
National affiliation Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Parliament of Navarre
7 / 50
Congress of Deputies
1 / 5
(Navarrese seats)
Local seats
208 / 1,889
Website
www.psn-psoe.org/navarra/

The Socialist Party of Navarre (official Spanish language name: Partido Socialista de Navarra) is a regional branch of the mainstream Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), main centre-left party in Spain since the 1970s.

History[edit]

The party can trace its history to the founding of a socialist support group for like-minded men in Pamplona in August 1902. The Socialist Group of Navarre was subsumed in the PSOE's Basque branch up to 1980, but then it veered towards a Navarre-only stance, refusing to support a referendum on the inclusion of Navarre in a Basque community (December 1979) and aligning itself in this particular point with rightist forces (UCD, UPN).

The former Secretary-General was Roberto Jiménez, who won 70.5% of the vote in an election at the ninth regional congress on June 28, 2008. He took over from Carlos Chivite after the latter's death earlier that same year. In the 2008 elections for the Parliament of Navarre the party received 115,837 votes, placing second behind the governing UPN. Since December 2014, Maria Chivite, niece of Carlos Chivite, is the Secretary-General of the PSN.

In February 2014, during the latest crisis affecting the credit of UPN high-ranking officials in government,[2] PSN refused to impeach regional president Yolanda Barcina despite the clarity of the allegations and wide consensus among Navarrese political forces on the severity of the institutional crisis. Instead, the PSN leader Roberto Jimenez focused on "thoroughly condemning" and extensively elaborating on verbal abuse hurled by a crowd of protesters voicing their anger at Y. Barcina and other UPN officials in Tafalla.[3][4] In 2011 members disaffected with PSN's alliance policy contributed to the foundation of the coalition Izquierda-Ezkerra—2 MPs in the Parliament of Navarre (July 2015).

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Navarre[edit]

Election Seats +/− Votes  % Outcome Leader
1979
15 / 70
48,289 18.9 (#2) All-party Government Jesús Malón
1983
20 / 50
Increase5 94,737 35.6 (#1) Minority Government Gabriel Urralburu
1987
15 / 50
Decrease5 78,453 27.7 (#1) Minority Government Gabriel Urralburu
1991
19 / 50
Increase4 91,645 33.4 (#2) First Opposition Gabriel Urralburu
1995
11 / 50
Decrease8 62,021 20.9 (#2) Leading coalition (w. CDN and EA) Javier Otano
1999
11 / 50
±0 61,531 20.3 (#2) First Opposition Juan José Lizarbe
2003
11 / 50
±0 65,003 21.2 (#2) First Opposition Juan José Lizarbe
2007
12 / 50
Increase1 74,157 22.5 (#3) Minor Opposition Fernando Puras
2011
9 / 50
Decrease3 51,238 15.9 (#2) Junior in coalition (w. UPN) Roberto Jiménez
2015
7 / 50
Decrease2 45,164 13.4 (#5) Minor Opposition María Chivite

Congress of Deputies[edit]

Election Seats +/− Votes  %
1977
2 / 5
54,720 21.2 (#2)
1979
1 / 5
Decrease1 55,399 21.9 (#2)
1982
3 / 5
Increase2 112,186 37.6 (#1)
1986
2 / 5
Decrease1 97,010 35.5 (#1)
1989
2 / 5
±0 86,677 31.2 (#2)
1993
2 / 5
±0 108,305 34.9 (#2)
1996
2 / 5
±0 98,102 30.3 (#2)
2000
2 / 5
±0 82,688 27.3 (#2)
2004
2 / 5
±0 113,906 33.6 (#2)
2008
2 / 5
±0 117,920 34.8 (#2)
2011
1 / 5
Decrease1 72,892 22.0 (#2)
2015
1 / 5
±0 54,700 15.5 (#3)

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