Pontevedra (Spanish Congress electoral district)

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Pontevedra
Congress of Deputies
Electoral Constituency
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Location of Pontevedra within Spain
Province Pontevedra
Autonomous community Galicia
Population 947,374 (2016)
Electorate 901,233 (2016)
Major settlements Vigo, Pontevedra
Current constituency
Created 1977
Seats 8 (1977–2004)
7 (2004–)

Pontevedra is one of the 52 constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Congress of Deputies—the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament, the Cortes Generales—. The constituency elects seven deputies. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 3%.

Overview[edit]

The constituency was created as per the Political Reform Act 1977 and was first contested in the 1977 general election. The Act provided for the provinces of Spain to be established as multi-member districts for the Congress of Deputies,[1] with this regulation being maintained under Article 68.2 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Additionally, Article 141.1 of the Constitution would require for any modification of the provincial limits to be approved under an organic law, needing an absolute majority in the Cortes Generales.[2]

The Spanish electoral system is regulated under the General Electoral System Organic Law 5/1985. Voting is on the basis of universal suffrage, with all nationals over eighteen and in the full enjoyment of all political rights entitled to vote—the only exception being in 1977, when this was limited to nationals over twenty-one and in the full enjoyment of all political and civil rights—. A 2011 amendment to the electoral law required for Spaniards abroad to apply for voting before being permitted to vote, a system known as "requested" or expat vote (Spanish: Voto rogado). Provinces are entitled to an initial minimum of two seats, with additional seats awarded in proportion to population. The number of seats allocated to Pontevedra is currently set at seven. Deputies are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 3% of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution.[2][3][4]

Registered parties and federations of parties are allowed to field candidates, as well as party alliances formed within 10 days from the Cortes' dissolution. Additionally, groups of electors—a legal figure in Spain referring to temporary associations of citizens grouped for the sole purpose of contesting a particular election—are required to obtain the signatures of at least 1% of registered voters in the district in order to be able to field candidates. Since 2011, parties, federations of parties and coalitions left out from the Congress in the previous election are also required to obtain the signatures of at least 0.1% of registered voters in the districts they intend to contest. No party, federation, coalition or group of electors may field more than one list of candidates per district for the same election, and member parties of a contesting federation or alliance are barred from fielding their own lists. From 2002—and in compliance with the Political Parties Organic Law 6/2002—fielded candidates are also forbidden from continuing or succeeding the activities of judicially illegalized, dissolved, or suspended political parties.[3]

Deputies[edit]

Deputies for Pontevedra 1977–
Legislature Election Distribution
Constituent 1977
1 6 1
1st 1979
2 5 1
2nd 1982
3 1 4
3rd 1986
3 1 4
4th 1989
4 4
5th 1993
3 5
6th 1996
1 3 4
7th 2000
1 2 5
8th 2004
1 3 3
9th 2008
1 3 3
10th 2011
1 2 4
11th 2015
2 2 3
12th 2016
2 2 3

Elections[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 26 June 2016 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 208,921 38.36 +3.87 3 ±0
In Tide (PodemosAnovaEU) 137,088 25.17 –2.75 2 ±0
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 118,816 21.81 +1.00 2 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 48,302 8.87 –0.13 0 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc–Us–Galician Candidacy (BNG–Nós) 16,793 3.08 –1.56 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 6,497 1.19 +0.26 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,418 0.81 –0.15
Total 544,673 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 544,673 98.72 +0.08
Invalid votes 7,089 1.28 –0.08
Votes cast / turnout 551,762 61.22 –3.04
Abstentions 349,471 38.78 +3.04
Registered voters 901,233
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2015 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 20 December 2015 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 197,201 34.49 –16.35 3 –1
In Tide (PodemosAnovaEU)1 159,638 27.92 +22.56 2 +2
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 118,988 20.81 –7.27 2 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 51,453 9.00 New 0 ±0
Us–Galician Candidacy (Nós) 26,537 4.64 –7.39 0 –1
Blank ballots 5,481 0.96 –0.48
Total 571,764 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 571,764 98.64 +0.35
Invalid votes 7,883 1.36 –0.35
Votes cast / turnout 579,647 64.26 +0.39
Abstentions 322,323 35.74 –0.39
Registered voters 901,970
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2011 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 20 November 2011 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 284,079 50.84 +7.15 4 +1
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 156,880 28.08 –12.45 2 –1
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 67,227 12.03 +0.52 1 ±0
United LeftThe Greens: Plural Left (EU–V) 25,834 4.62 +3.05 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 7,460 1.34 +0.79 0 ±0
Blank ballots 8,068 1.44 +0.39
Total 558,779 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 558,779 98.29 –0.96
Invalid votes 9,706 1.71 +0.96
Votes cast / turnout 568,485 63.87 –7.41
Abstentions 321,569 36.13 +7.41
Registered voters 890,054
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2008 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 9 March 2008 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 268,446 43.69 –2.30 3 ±0
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 249,086 40.53 +3.00 3 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 70,735 11.51 –0.14 1 ±0
United Left–Alternative (EU–IU) 9,623 1.57 –0.60 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,471 1.05 –0.60
Total 614,501 100.00 7 ±0
Valid votes 614,501 99.25 –0.01
Invalid votes 4,617 0.75 +0.01
Votes cast / turnout 619,118 71.28 –0.85
Abstentions 249,442 28.72 +0.85
Registered voters 868,560
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2004 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 14 March 2004 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 279,454 45.99 –7.43 3 –2
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 228,016 37.53 +14.50 3 +1
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 70,763 11.65 –7.93 1 ±0
United Left (EU–IU) 13,158 2.17 +0.69 0 ±0
Blank ballots 10,009 1.65 +0.26
Total 607,616 100.00 7 –1
Valid votes 607,616 99.26 –0.01
Invalid votes 4,521 0.74 +0.01
Votes cast / turnout 612,137 72.13 +6.81
Abstentions 236,570 27.87 –6.81
Registered voters 848,707
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2000 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 12 March 2000 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 284,955 53.42 +6.31 5 +1
Socialists' Party of GaliciaProgressives (PSdeG–PSOE–p) 122,834 23.03 –9.45 2 –1
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 104,453 19.58 +4.99 1 ±0
United Left (EU–IU) 7,883 1.48 –2.58 0 ±0
Blank ballots 7,419 1.39 +0.39
Total 533,458 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 533,458 99.27 –0.04
Invalid votes 3,913 0.73 +0.04
Votes cast / turnout 537,371 65.32 –6.73
Abstentions 285,316 34.68 +6.73
Registered voters 822,687
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1996 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 259,634 47.11 –0.08 4 –1
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 178,981 32.48 –2.09 3 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 80,408 14.59 +5.95 1 +1
United Left–Galician Left (EU–EG) 22,377 4.06 –1.65 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,526 1.00 +0.13
Total 551,071 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 551,071 99.31 –0.10
Invalid votes 3,856 0.69 +0.10
Votes cast / turnout 554,927 72.05 +1.07
Abstentions 215,312 27.95 –1.07
Registered voters 770,239
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1993 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 6 June 1993 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 239,286 47.19 +8.23 5 +1
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 175,307 34.57 +1.65 3 –1
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 43,806 8.64 +4.85 0 ±0
Galician UnityUnited Left (UG–EU) 28,948 5.71 +2.02 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 7,539 1.49 –6.62 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,388 0.87 –0.06
Total 507,121 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 507,121 99.41 +0.29
Invalid votes 2,999 0.59 –0.29
Votes cast / turnout 510,120 70.98 +8.53
Abstentions 208,546 29.02 –8.53
Registered voters 718,666
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1989 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 29 October 1989 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP)1 164,378 38.96 –0.94 4 ±0
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdG–PSOE) 138,910 32.92 –2.24 4 +1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 34,230 8.11 –0.80 0 –1
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 15,990 3.79 +1.86 0 ±0
United Left (EU) 15,558 3.69 +2.52 0 ±0
Galician Socialist Party–Galician Left (PSG–EG) 13,424 3.18 –2.01 0 ±0
Galician Coalition (CG) 12,030 2.85 –1.40 0 ±0
Ruiz-Mateos Group (Ruiz-Mateos) 5,983 1.42 New 0 ±0
The Ecologist Greens (LVE) 4,541 1.08 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,906 0.93 +0.41
Total 421,949 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 421,949 99.12 +0.23
Invalid votes 3,758 0.88 –0.23
Votes cast / turnout 425,707 62.45 +2.43
Abstentions 255,918 37.55 –2.43
Registered voters 681,625
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1986 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 22 June 1986 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Coalition (APPDPPL)1 162,434 39.90 +2.37 4 ±0
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdG–PSOE) 143,118 35.16 +4.70 3 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 36,292 8.91 +5.99 1 +1
Galician Socialist Party–Galician Left (PSG–EG)2 21,115 5.19 +2.23 0 ±0
Galician Coalition (CG) 17,321 4.25 New 0 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 7,864 1.93 –0.97 0 ±0
Galicianist and United Left Platform (PG–EU)3 4,754 1.17 –0.78 0 ±0
Communists' Unity Board (MUC) 4,296 1.06 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,137 0.52 +0.04
Total 407,093 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 407,093 98.89 +0.65
Invalid votes 4,570 1.11 –0.65
Votes cast / turnout 411,663 60.02 –8.06
Abstentions 274,238 39.98 +8.06
Registered voters 685,901
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1982 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 28 October 1982 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Alliance–People's Democratic Party (APPDP)1 155,556 37.53 +24.81 4 +3
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdG–PSOE) 126,228 30.46 +13.56 3 +1
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 76,575 18.48 –28.83 1 –4
Galician Left (EG) 12,262 2.96 New 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 12,099 2.92 New 0 ±0
Galician Nationalist BlocGalician Socialist Party (B–PSG)2 12,002 2.90 –10.52 0 ±0
Communist Party of Galicia (PCE–PCG) 8,070 1.95 –3.58 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 4,487 1.08 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,997 0.48 +0.18
Total 414,468 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 414,468 98.24 +0.12
Invalid votes 7,429 1.76 –0.12
Votes cast / turnout 421,897 68.08 +19.99
Abstentions 197,817 31.92 –19.99
Registered voters 619,714
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1979 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 1 March 1979 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 137,769 47.31 –9.54 5 –1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 49,213 16.90 –3.72 2 +1
Democratic Coalition (CD)2 37,046 12.72 +1.22 1 ±0
Galician Unity (PGPOGPSG)3 21,160 7.27 +5.55 0 ±0
Galician National-Popular Bloc (BNPG) 17,909 6.15 +3.73 0 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 16,111 5.53 +2.14 0 ±0
Blank ballots 884 0.30 +0.04
Total 291,182 100.00 8 ±0
Valid votes 291,182 98.12 –0.15
Invalid votes 5,588 1.88 +0.15
Votes cast / turnout 296,770 48.09 –16.58
Abstentions 320,357 51.91 +16.58
Registered voters 617,127
Source: Ministry of the Interior

1977 general election[edit]

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Summary of the 15 June 1977 Congress of Deputies election results in Pontevedra
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 198,231 56.85 6
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 54,642 15.67 1
People's Alliance (AP) 40,104 11.50 1
People's Socialist PartySocialist Unity (PSP–US) 17,265 4.95 0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 11,835 3.39 0
Galician National-Popular Bloc (BNPG) 8,423 2.42 0
Christian Democracy FederationChristian Democracy Team (FDC–EDC) 6,956 1.99 0
Galician Socialist Party (PSG) 5,999 1.72 0
Blank ballots 898 0.26
Total 348,710 100.00 8
Valid votes 348,710 98.27
Invalid votes 6,154 1.73
Votes cast / turnout 354,864 64.67
Abstentions 193,847 35.33
Registered voters 548,711
Source: Ministry of the Interior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political Reform Act of 1977, Law No. 1 of January 4, 1977 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Spanish Constitution of 1978, December 29, 1978 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b General Electoral System Organic Law of 1985, Organic Law No. 5 of June 19, 1985 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Congress Functions". congreso.es. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 42°30′N 8°30′W / 42.500°N 8.500°W / 42.500; -8.500