Socialist Party of the Valencian Country

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Socialist Party of the Valencian Country

Partit Socialista del País Valencià
Secretary-GeneralXimo Puig
Founded1978
HeadquartersC/ Blanqueries, 4
Valencia, Valencian Community
Membership (2014)17,230[1]
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationSpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Valencian Courts
27 / 99
Congress of Deputies
10 / 32
(Valencian seats)
Spanish Senate
10 / 18
(Valencian seats)
Provincial deputations
28 / 89
[2]
Local seats
1,832 / 5,784
[3]
Website
www.socialistesvalencians.org

The Socialist Party of the Valencian Country (Valencian: Partit Socialista del País Valencià; Spanish: Partido Socialista del País Valenciano, PSPV–PSOE) is a social-democratic political party in the Valencian Community, and is a regional branch of the national Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

The PSPV was originally a small nationalist and leftist Valencian party, mostly confined to the academic world within the University of Valencia.[citation needed] In 1978, they decided to merge with the much larger national PSOE, to which they integrated. Their name remains in the name of the Valencian branch of the PSOE, officially called PSPV-PSOE, even though it is usually reduced to PSOE only by the party itself. This Valencian branch of the PSOE, unlike their Catalan counterpart, does not have a record of having acted independently from the national executive of the Spanish-wide PSOE.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The PSPV-PSOE was the ruling party in the Valencian Country from 1983 through 1995. The People's Party (PP) won the elections since 1995 until 2015, when the PSPV-PSOE won the elections and ended the 20 year tenure of the PP. The PSPV-PSOE remains the main opposition party of the PP from 1995 to date.

In their general meeting held in September 2008, the party was scheduled to officially drop the PSPV line in their name and change it to PSCV to adjust it to the official name of the territory (Comunitat Valenciana, CV)[4] but, eventually, this proposal was discarded and the name was not changed.[5] However, talk of a name change for the party keeps lingering on, as its new leader is said to support a different name in order to be in synch with the current Valencian situation.[6] (for further information, see Names of the Valencian Community)

Electoral performance[edit]

Corts Valencianes[edit]

Corts Valencianes
Election Vote % Score Seats +/– Leader Status in legislature
Status Period
1983 982,567 51.41% 1st
51 / 89
Joan Lerma Majority government 1983–1987
1987 828,961 41.28% 1st
42 / 89
Red Arrow Down.svg9 Minority government 1987–1991
1991 860,429 42.85% 1st
45 / 89
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3 Majority government 1991–1995
1995 804,463 33.98% 2nd
32 / 89
Red Arrow Down.svg13 Opposition 1995–2015
1999 768,548 33.91% 2nd
35 / 89
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3 Antoni Asunción
2003 874,288 35.96% 2nd
35 / 89
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 Joan Ignasi Pla
2007 838,987 34.49% 2nd
38 / 99
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3
2011 687,141 28.04% 2nd
33 / 99
Red Arrow Down.svg5 Jorge Alarte
2015 509,098 20.57% 2nd
23 / 99
Red Arrow Down.svg10 Ximo Puig Minority coalition (PSPV–Com) 2015–2019
2019 643,909 24.21% 1st
27 / 99
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4 Majority coalition (PSPV–ComPsEU) 2019–present

Cortes Generales[edit]

Cortes Generales
Election Valencian Community
Congress Senate
Vote % Score Seats +/– Seats +/–
1977 678,429 36.33% 1st
13 / 29
8 / 12
1979 698,677 37.31% 1st
13 / 29
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
6 / 12
Red Arrow Down.svg2
1982 1,118,354 53.11% 1st
19 / 29
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6
9 / 12
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3
1986 993,439 47.49% 1st
18 / 31
Red Arrow Down.svg1
9 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
1989 878,377 41.46% 1st
16 / 31
Red Arrow Down.svg2
9 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
1993 935,325 38.35% 2nd
12 / 31
Red Arrow Down.svg4
4 / 12
Red Arrow Down.svg5
1996 990,993 38.32% 2nd
13 / 32
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1
3 / 12
Red Arrow Down.svg1
2000 826,595 34.00% 2nd
12 / 32
Red Arrow Down.svg1
3 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
2004 1,127,700 42.45% 2nd
14 / 32
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2
3 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
2008 1,124,414 40.97% 2nd
14 / 33
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
3 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
2011 697,474 26.75% 2nd
10 / 33
Red Arrow Down.svg4
3 / 12
Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
2015 531,489 19.83% 3rd
7 / 32
Red Arrow Down.svg3
2 / 12
Red Arrow Down.svg1
2016 539,278 20.79% 3rd
6 / 33
Red Arrow Down.svg1
0 / 12
Red Arrow Down.svg2
2019 746,486 27.78% 1st
10 / 32
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4
9 / 12
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg9

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election Valencian Community
Vote % Score
1987 845,517 42.08% 1st
1989 732,602 42.67% 1st
1994 608,897 30.49% 2nd
1999 807,299 35.61% 2nd
2004 737,669 42.21% 2nd
2009 708,244 37.59% 2nd
2014 379,541 21.56% 2nd
2019 762,208 32.94% 1st

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