Spanish local elections, 2011

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Spanish local elections, 2011

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68,230 councillors in 8,116 municipal councils
1,040 seats in 38 provincial deputations
Opinion polls
Registered 34,713,813 Red Arrow Down.svg1.3%
Turnout 22,969,005 (66.2%)
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.2 pp

  First party Second party Third party
  Mariano Rajoy 2012b (cropped).jpg José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 2011c (cropped).jpg CayoLaraIU2.jpg
Leader Mariano Rajoy José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Cayo Lara
Party PPEU–Sa Unió PSOEPSCPxE IUICV–EUiA
Leader since 2 September 2003 22 July 2000 14 December 2008
Last election 23,014 c., 35.1% 24,029 c., 34.9% 2,591 c., 7.0%
Seats won 26,510 21,783 2,650
Seat change Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3,496 Red Arrow Down.svg2,246 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg59
Popular vote 8,476,647 6,287,389 1,681,462
Percentage 37.5% 27.8% 7.4%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.4 pp Red Arrow Down.svg7.1 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg0.4 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Artur Mas 2012 (cropped).jpg Rosa Díez 2012 (cropped).jpg Iñigo Urkullu 2013 (cropped).jpg
Leader Artur Mas Rosa Díez Iñigo Urkullu
Party CiU UPyD EAJ/PNV
Leader since 27 November 2004 26 September 2007 2 December 2007
Last election 3,387 c., 3.3% Did not contest 1,043 seats, 1.4%
Seats won 3,896 152 882
Seat change Green Arrow Up Darker.svg509 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg152 Red Arrow Down.svg161
Popular vote 781,287 465,125 327,183
Percentage 3.5% 2.1% 1.4%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg0.2 pp New party Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0.0 pp

SpainProvinceMapMunicipal2011.png
Provincial results map for municipal elections

The 2011 Spanish local elections were held on Sunday, 22 May 2011, to elect all 68,230 councillors in the 8,116 municipalities of Spain and all 1,040 seats in 38 provincial deputations.[1][2] The elections were held simultaneously with regional elections in thirteen autonomous communities, as well as local elections in the three foral deputations of the Basque Country and the ten island councils in the Balearic and Canary Islands.

The days before the elections were marked by the 2011 Spanish protests which had been held in different cities across Spain since 15 May. The elections resulted in a landslide victory for the opposition People's Party (PP) and other centre-right parties, which won control of all of Spain's largest cities. In Barcelona, held by PSOE-sister party, the Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC), since the first local elections in 1979, was won for the first time by the nationalist Convergence and Union (CiU), which also won in Girona. The PSOE only won only in 5 out of Spain's 50 provincial capitals. In the popular vote, it scored its worst result in nationwide-held local elections, with a mere 27.8%, 10 points behind the PP, which obtained 37.5%.

Following the election, the PSOE named Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba as prime ministerial candidate for the next general election, initially scheduled for March 2012, and finally held in November 2011.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

Municipal elections

Municipalities in Spain were local corporations with independent legal personality. They had a governing body, the municipal council or corporation, composed of a mayor, deputy mayors and a plenary assembly of councillors. Voting for the local assemblies was on the basis of universal suffrage, with all nationals over eighteen, registered in the corresponding municipality and in full enjoyment of all political rights entitled to vote. The mayor was in turn elected by the plenary assembly, with a legal clause providing for the candidate of the most-voted party to be automatically elected to the post in the event no other candidate was to gather an absolute majority of votes.

Local councillors were elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 5 percent of valid votes—which included blank ballots—being applied in each local council. Parties not reaching the threshold were not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Councillors were allocated to municipal councils based on the following scale:

Population Councillors
<100 3
100–250 5
251–1,000 7
1,001–2,000 9
2,001–5,000 11
5,001–10,000 13
10,001–20,000 17
20,001–50,000 21
50,001–100,000 25
>100,001 +1 per each 100,000 inhabitants or fraction
+1 if total is an even number

Councillors of municipalities with populations below 250 inhabitants were elected under an open list partial block voting, with electors voting for individual candidates instead of parties: for up to four candidates in municipalities with populations between 100 and 250 inhabitants; and for up to two candidates in municipalities below 100. This did not apply to municipalities whose geographical location or the best management of municipal interests or other circumstances made it advisable to be organized through the open council system (Spanish: régimen de concejo abierto), in which voters would directly elect the local major.[4][5][6]

The electoral law provided that parties, federations, coalitions and groupings of electors were allowed to present lists of candidates. However, groupings of electors were required to secure the signature of a determined amount of the electors registered in the municipality for which they sought election:

  • At least 1 percent of the electors in municipalities below 5,000 inhabitants, provided that the number of signers was more than double that of councillors at stake.
  • At least 100 signatures in municipalities between 5,001 and 10,000.
  • At least 500 signatures in municipalities between 10,001 and 50,000.
  • At least 1,500 signatures in municipalities between 50,001 and 150,000.
  • At least 3,000 signatures in municipalities between 150,001 and 300,000.
  • At least 5,000 signatures in municipalities between 300,001 and 1,000,000.
  • At least 8,000 signatures in municipalities over 1,000,001.

Electors were barred from signing for more than one list of candidates. Concurrently, parties and federations intending to enter in coalition to take part jointly at an election were required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election being called.[4][5]

Deputations and island councils

Provincial deputations were the governing bodies of provinces in Spain, having an administration role of municipal activities and composed of a provincial president, an administrative body, and a plenary. Basque provinces had foral deputations instead—called Juntas Generales—, whereas deputations for single-province autonomous communities were abolished: their functions transferred to the corresponding regional parliaments. For insular provinces, such as the Balearic and Canary Islands, deputations were replaced by island councils in each of the islands or group of islands. For Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera this figure was referred to in Spanish as consejo insular (Catalan: consell insular), whereas for Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, El Hierro, Lanzarote and La Palma its name was cabildo insular.

Most deputations were indirectly elected by local councillors from municipalities in each judicial district. Seats were allocated to provincial deputations based on the following scale:

Population Seats
<500,000 25
500,001–1,000,000 27
1,000,001–3,500,000 31
>3,500,001 51

Island councils and foral deputations were elected directly by electors under their own, specific electoral regulations.[4][5]

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm/Commissioner Fieldwork date Sample size Turnout PP PSOE IU CiU UPyD Lead
2011 local elections 22 May 2011 N/A 64.0 37.5 27.8 6.4 3.5 2.1 9.7
Metroscopia/El País[p 1][p 2] 27–28 Apr 2011 1,200 60–65 39.2 33.4 5.6 4.1 1.5 5.8
GAD/COPE[p 3][p 4][p 5] 7–8 Feb 2011 501 ? 37.6 30.1 7.5
2007 local elections 27 May 2007 N/A 64.0 35.6 34.9 5.4 3.3 0.7

Municipal elections[edit]

Overall[edit]

Councillor share for different parties in the elections.

  PPEU–Sa Unió (38.85%)
  PSOEPSCPxE (31.93%)
  CiU (5.71%)
  IUICV–EUiA (3.88%)
  ERC–AM (2.08%)
  BilduEAAlternatiba (1.67%)
  PAR (1.45%)
  EAJ/PNV (1.29%)
  BNG (0.86%)
  PAPSA–EPAnd (0.70%)
  CCPNCCCN (0.59%)
  Compromís (0.56%)
  Other (10.43%)
Summary of the 22 May 2011 municipal election results in Spain
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Councillors
Votes % ±pp Total +/-
People's Party and allies (PPEU–Sa Unió) 8,476,647 37.54 +2.42 26,510 +3,496
People's Party (PP)1 8,179,917 36.22 +2.24 25,130 +3,358
People's PartyUnited Extremadura (PP–EU) 295,422 1.31 +0.17 1,375 +139
Union of Formentera (PP–GUIF–Sa Unió)2 1,308 0.01 ±0.00 5 –1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and allies (PSOEPSCPxE) 6,287,389 27.84 –7.08 21,783 –2,246
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 5,551,390 24.58 –6.11 19,623 –1,814
Socialists' Party of Catalonia–Municipal Progress (PSC–PM) 721,443 3.19 –0.97 2,117 –453
PSOEPact for Ibiza (PSOE–PxE)3 14,556 0.06 –0.01 43 +21
United Left and allies (IUICV–EUiA) 1,681,462 7.45 +0.48 2,650 +59
United Left (IU) 1,404,979 6.22 +0.77 2,239 +216
Initiative for Catalonia Greens–EUiA–Agreement (ICV–EUiA–E) 241,919 1.07 –0.10 399 –57
United Left–Greens (EB–B) 34,564 0.15 –0.20 12 –100
Convergence and Union (CiU) 781,287 3.46 +0.21 3,896 +509
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 465,125 2.06 New 152 +152
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 327,183 1.45 +0.06 882 –161
UniteBasque SolidarityAlternative (Bildu–EA–Alternatiba)4 313,238 1.39 +0.64 1,138 +451
Republican Left of Catalonia–Municipal Agreement (ERC–AM) 273,082 1.21 –0.35 1,422 –169
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 261,513 1.16 –0.26 590 –71
Andalusian PartySocialist Party–Andalusian Plural Space (PA–PSA–EPAnd)5 232,375 1.03 –0.26 476 –115
Canarian CoalitionNationalist PartyCanarian Centre (CC–PNC–CCN)6 212,204 0.94 –0.22 404 –47
Commitment Municipal Coalition (Compromís) 201,006 0.89 +0.41 381 +104
BlocInitiativeGreens: Commitment Municipal Coalition (Compromís)7 194,161 0.86 +0.38 373 +96
Initiative: Commitment Municipal Coalition (IdPV–Compromís) 6,845 0.03 New 8 +8
Asturias Forum (FAC) 121,725 0.54 New 158 +158
Ecolo–Greens (Ecolo) 89,959 0.40 New 41 +41
Navarrese People's Union (UPN) 88,138 0.39 –0.11 322 –14
Aragonese Party (PAR) 77,542 0.34 –0.08 992 +9
Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) 70,667 0.31 –0.02 322 +19
Platform for Catalonia (PxC) 65,905 0.29 +0.23 67 +50
Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) 62,314 0.28 +0.18 101 +77
New Canaries (NC) 56,947 0.25 –0.01 62 +1
Aragonese Union (CHA) 53,143 0.24 –0.02 184 –44
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 42,143 0.19 –0.13 10 –3
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 37,642 0.17 New 4 +4
PSMInitiative GreensAgreement (PSM–IV–ExM) 37,534 0.17 +0.01 87 +20
Socialist Party of MajorcaInitiative GreensAgreement (PSM–IV–ExM)8 33,787 0.15 ±0.00 80 +18
Socialist Party of MenorcaNationalist Agreement (PSM–EN) 3,420 0.02 +0.01 7 +2
Nationalist and Ecologist Agreement (ENE) 327 0.00 New 0 ±0
Navarre Yes 2011 (NaBai 2011)9 36,262 0.16 –0.08 70 –63
Aralar (Aralar) 32,665 0.14 +0.11 42 +9
Catalan Solidarity for Independence (SI) 31,905 0.14 New 48 +48
Castilian Party–Independent Candidacy (PCAS–CI)10 31,752 0.14 –0.01 195 –47
Liberal Democratic Centre (CDL) 27,308 0.12 +0.06 52 +14
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 26,384 0.12 +0.07 0 ±0
Cordobese Union (UCOR) 24,805 0.11 New 5 +5
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 21,011 0.09 New 0 ±0
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 19,751 0.09 –0.06 135 –51
Citizens' Alternative Yes We Can (ACSSP)11 18,897 0.08 +0.04 20 +13
Convergence for the Isles (CxI)12 15,178 0.07 –0.09 58 –41
Galician Land (TeGa) 13,986 0.06 –0.09 23 –43
Vallès Alternative Candidacies (CAV) 13,790 0.06 ±0.00 16 +4
Citizen Forum of Jerez (FCJ) 13,763 0.06 New 4 +4
Commitment for Gran Canaria (CGCa) 13,557 0.06 +0.01 4 +2
Union for Leganés (ULEG) 13,424 0.06 +0.04 4 +3
Spain 2000 (E–2000) 12,594 0.06 +0.04 5 +3
Federation of Independents of Catalonia (FIC) 12,508 0.06 –0.02 85 –1
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 11,318 0.05 +0.03 4 +2
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 11,105 0.05 +0.01 1 +1
Valencian Coalition (CVa) 10,727 0.05 –0.05 10 –10
Greens and Eco-pacifists (VyE) 10,650 0.05 New 0 ±0
The Greens–European Green Group (EV–GVE) 10,360 0.05 New 1 +1
Many with one Goal (H1!) 9,270 0.04 New 12 +12
Riojan Party (PR) 9,210 0.04 –0.01 56 +13
Roque Aguayro (RA) 8,959 0.04 ±0.00 14 –1
Citizens for Canarian Change (CIUCA) 8,550 0.04 +0.02 10 +7
Regionalist League of the Balearic Islands (IB–Lliga) 8,336 0.04 New 10 +10
Social Alternative Movement (MASS) 8,309 0.04 New 34 +34
Left Front (FDLI) 8,243 0.04 New 3 +3
Others 1,187,085 5.26 4,675 –112
Blank ballots 584,012 2.59 +0.67
Total 22,581,844 100.00 68,230 +2,099
Valid votes 22,581,844 98.31 –0.52
Invalid votes 387,161 1.69 +0.52
Votes cast / turnout 22,969,005 66.17 +2.20
Abstentions 11,744,808 33.83 –2.20
Registered voters 34,713,813
Sources[7][8]
Popular vote
PPEU–Sa Unió
37.54%
PSOEPSCPxE
27.84%
IUICV–EUiA
7.45%
CiU
3.46%
UPyD
2.06%
EAJ/PNV
1.45%
BilduEAA
1.39%
ERC–AM
1.21%
BNG
1.16%
PAPSA–EPAnd
1.03%
CCPNCCCN
0.94%
Compromís
0.89%
FAC
0.54%
Others
10.47%
Blank ballots
2.59%

City control[edit]

The following table lists party control in provincial capitals, as well as in municipalities above or around 75,000.[9] Gains for a party are highlighted in that party's colour.

Municipality Population Previous control New control
A Coruña 246,047 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Albacete 170,475 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Alcalá de Henares 204,120 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Alcobendas 110,080 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Alcorcón 168,299 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Algeciras 116,417 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Alicante 334,418 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Almería 190,013 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Arona 79,377 Canarian Coalition (CC) Canarian Coalition (CC)
Ávila 58,245 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Avilés 84,202 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Badajoz 150,376 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Badalona 218,886 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Barakaldo 99,321 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Barcelona 1,619,337 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Bilbao 353,187 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Burgos 178,574 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Cáceres 94,179 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Cádiz 125,826 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Cartagena 214,165 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Castellón de la Plana 180,690 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Chiclana de la Frontera 78,591 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Ciudad Real 74,345 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Córdoba 328,547 United Left (IU) People's Party (PP)
Cornellà de Llobregat 87,240 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Coslada 91,218 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Cuenca 56,189 People's Party (PP) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Dos Hermanas 125,086 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
El Ejido 85,389 Party of Almería (PdeAL) People's Party (PP)
El Puerto de Santa María 88,503 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Elche 230,822 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Ferrol 73,638 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Fuenlabrada 198,973 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Gandía 79,430 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Getafe 169,130 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Getxo 80,277 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Gijón 277,198 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Asturias Forum (FAC)
Girona 96,236 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Granada 239,154 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Guadalajara 83,789 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Huelva 149,310 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Huesca 52,347 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Jaén 116,790 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Jerez de la Frontera 208,896 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 258,642 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Las Palmas 383,308 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Las Rozas de Madrid 88,065 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Leganés 187,227 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
León 134,012 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Lleida 137,387 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Logroño 152,650 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Lorca 92,694 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Lugo 97,635 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Madrid 3,273,049 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Málaga 568,507 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Manresa 76,209 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Marbella 136,322 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Mataró 122,905 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Mijas 76,362 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Móstoles 206,015 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Murcia 441,345 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Orihuela 87,113 People's Party (PP) The Greens (LV)
Ourense 108,673 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Oviedo 225,155 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Palencia 82,169 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Palma 404,681 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Pamplona 197,488 Navarrese People's Union (UPN) Navarrese People's Union (UPN)
Parla 120,182 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Pontevedra 81,981 Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)
Pozuelo de Alarcón 82,804 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Reus 106,622 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Roquetas de Mar 85,808 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Rubí 73,591 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Sabadell 207,338 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Salamanca 154,462 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
San Cristóbal de La Laguna 152,222 Canarian Coalition (CC) Canarian Coalition (CC)
San Fernando 96,689 Andalusian Party (PA) People's Party (PP)
San Sebastián 185,506 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Unite (Bildu)
San Sebastián de los Reyes 78,157 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Sant Boi de Llobregat 82,411 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Sant Cugat del Vallès 81,745 Convergence and Union (CiU) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 119,056 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife 222,643 Canarian Coalition (CC) Canarian Coalition (CC)
Santander 181,589 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Santiago de Compostela 94,824 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Segovia 55,748 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Seville 704,198 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Soria 39,838 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Talavera de la Reina 88,986 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Tarragona 134,933 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Telde 100,900 New Canaries (NC) People's Party (PP)
Terrassa 212,724 Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE)
Teruel 35,241 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Toledo 82,489 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Torrejón de Ardoz 118,441 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Torrent 79,843 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Torrevieja 101,091 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Valencia 809,267 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Valladolid 315,522 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Vélez-Málaga 75,623 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Vigo 297,124 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Vitoria-Gasteiz 238,247 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Zamora 65,998 People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Zaragoza 675,121 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)

Provincial deputations[edit]

Summary[edit]

Provincial deputy share for different parties in the elections.

  PPEU (48.85%)
  PSOEPSC (37.98%)
  CiU (6.06%)
  IUICV–EUiA (2.60%)
  BNG (1.25%)
  ERC (1.06%)
  PAR (0.96%)
  UPyD (0.19%)
  PAPSA–EPAnd (0.19%)
  Compromís (0.19%)
  Other (0.67%)
Summary of the 22 May 2011 provincial deputations election results
Parties and coalitions Seats
Total +/−
People's Party and allies (PPEU) 508 +70
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and allies (PSOEPSC) 395 –70
Convergence and Union (CiU) 63 +12
United Left and allies (IUICV–EUiA) 27 –2
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 13 –4
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 11 –2
Aragonese Party (PAR) 10 –1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 2 +2
Andalusian PartySocialist Party–Andalusian Plural Space (PA–PSA–EPAnd) 2 –2
Commitment Municipal Coalition (Compromís)1 2 +1
Aragonese Union (CHA) 1 –2
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 1 ±0
Zamoran Independent Electors–Zamoran People's Union (ADEIZA–UPZ) 1 ±0
Others 4 ±0
Total 1,040 +2
Sources[2]

Deputation control[edit]

The following table lists party control in provincial deputations.[2] Gains for a party are highlighted in that party's colour.

Province Previous control New control
A Coruña Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Albacete Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Alicante People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Almería Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Ávila People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Badajoz Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Barcelona Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Burgos People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Cáceres Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Cádiz Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Castellón People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Ciudad Real Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Córdoba Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Cuenca Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Girona Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Granada Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Guadalajara Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Huelva Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Huesca Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Jaén Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
León People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Lleida Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Lugo Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Málaga Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Ourense People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Palencia People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Pontevedra People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Salamanca People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Segovia People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Seville Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Soria People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Tarragona Convergence and Union (CiU) Convergence and Union (CiU)
Teruel Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Toledo Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Valencia People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Valladolid People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Zamora People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Zaragoza Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)

References[edit]

Opinion poll sources
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  2. ^ "Clima Social de España (23ª oleada. Mayo 2011)" (PDF). Metroscopia (in Spanish). 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ "El PSOE perderá un millón de votos en las próximas municipales". COPE (in Spanish). 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Barómetro COPE: El PP aventaja al PSOE por 14,1 puntos". GAD (in Spanish). 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Municipales: PP 37,6%; PSOE 30,1% (COPE)". Electómetro (in Spanish). 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011.
Other
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  5. ^ a b c "Representation of the people Institutional Act". juntaelectoralcentral.es. Central Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Regulation of the Basis of Local Regimes Law of 1985". Law No. 7 of 2 April 1985. Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 August 2017.
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