Spanish regional elections, 2003

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Spanish regional elections, 2003
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Regional assemblies of Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Valencian Community
Registered 18,614,131 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.5%
Turnout 12,795,118 (68.7%)
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2.9 pp

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Regional administrations after the 2003 regional elections

The 2003 Spanish regional elections were held on Sunday, 25 May 2003, to elect the regional parliaments of thirteen of the seventeen autonomous communitiesAragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Valencian Community—, not including Andalusia, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia, which had separate electoral cycles. 792 of 1,186 seats in the regional parliaments were up for election. The elections were held simultaneously with local elections all throughout Spain.

Election date[edit]

Determination of election day varied depending on the autonomous community, with each one having competency to establish its own regulations. Typically, thirteen out of the seventeen autonomous communities—all but Andalusia, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia—had their elections fixed for the fourth Sunday of May every four years, to be held together with nationwide local elections.[1][2]

In some cases, regional presidents had the prerogative to dissolve the regional parliament and call for extra elections at a different time, but newly elected assemblies were restricted to serving out what remained of their previous four year-terms without altering the period to their next ordinary election.[3]

Regional governments[edit]

The following table lists party control in autonomous communities. Gains for a party are highlighted in that party's colour.

Autonomous community Previous control New control
Aragon Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Asturias Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Balearic Islands Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) People's Party (PP)
Canary Islands Canarian Coalition (CC) Canarian Coalition (CC)
Cantabria People's Party (PP) Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)
Castile and León People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Castilla-La Mancha Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Extremadura Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
La Rioja People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Madrid People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Murcia People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)
Navarre Navarrese People's Union (UPN) Navarrese People's Union (UPN)
Valencian Community People's Party (PP) People's Party (PP)

Overall results[edit]

Summary of the 25 May 2003 regional election results in Spain
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 4,843,930 38.16 317
United Left (IU) 723,748 5.70 30
Canarian Coalition (CC) 304,413 2.40 23
Aragonese Union (CHA) 97,763 0.77 9
Aragonese Party (PAR) 79,670 0.63 8
Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) 66,480 0.52 8
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 60,331 0.48 2
Canarian Nationalist Federation (FNC) 44,703 0.35 3
PSM–Nationalist Agreement (PSM–EN) 33,920 0.27 4
Majorcan Union (UM) 31,781 0.25 3
Aralar (Aralar) 24,068 0.19 4
Convergence of Democrats of Navarre (CDN) 23,516 0.19 4
Basque SolidarityBasque Nationalist Party (EA–PNV) 22,824 0.18 4
Riojan Party (PR) 11,842 0.09 2
Others 528,467 4.16 0
Blank ballots 221,523 1.75
Valid votes 12,694,060 99.21
Invalid votes 101,058 0.79
Votes cast / turnout 12,795,118 68.74
Registered voters 18,614,131
Popular vote
PPUPN
43.92%
PSOE
38.16%
IU
5.70%
CC
2.40%
CHA
0.77%
PAR
0.63%
PRC
0.52%
Others
6.16%
Blank ballots
1.86%

Summary by region[edit]

Aragon[edit]

Cortes of Aragon after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PSOE 270,468 37.94
27
PP 219,058 30.73
22
CHA 97,763 13.71
9
PAR 79,670 11.18
8
IU 21,795 3.06
1
Others 9,216 1.29
0
Blank ballots 14,874 2.09
Valid votes 712,844 99.36
Invalid votes 4,613 0.64
Votes cast / turnout 717,457 70.36
Registered voters 1,019,644

Asturias[edit]

General Junta of Asturias after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PSOE 250,474 40.48
22
PP 242,396 39.18
19
IUBA 68,360 11.05
4
Others 43,343 7.01
0
Blank ballots 14,143 2.29
Valid votes 618,716 99.29
Invalid votes 4,433 0.71
Votes cast / turnout 623,149 63.84
Registered voters 976,104

Balearic Islands[edit]

List Votes % Seats
PPAIPF 192,209 45.08
30
PSOEPacteCOP 121,425 28.48
20
PSM–EN 33,920 7.95
4
UM 31,781 7.45
3
EUEV 20,797 4.88
2
Others 19,115 4.48
0
Blank ballots 7,093 1.66
Valid votes 426,340 99.35
Invalid votes 2,795 0.65
Votes cast / turnout 429,135 62.84
Registered voters 682,857

Canary Islands[edit]

List Votes % Seats
CC 304,413 32.90
23
PP 283,186 30.61
17
PSOE 235,234 25.42
17
FNC 44,703 4.83
3
Others 27,566 2.98
0
Blank ballots 11,806 1.28
Valid votes 925,248 99.44
Invalid votes 5,201 0.56
Votes cast / turnout 930,449 64.62
Registered voters 1,439,784

Cantabria[edit]

Parliament of Cantabria after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 146,796 42.49
18
PSOE 103,608 29.99
13
PRC 66,480 19.24
8
Others 21,432 6.20
0
Blank ballots 7,202 2.08
Valid votes 345,518 99.18
Invalid votes 2,859 0.82
Votes cast / turnout 348,377 73.05
Registered voters 476,924

Castile and León[edit]

Cortes of Castile and León after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 760,510 48.49
48
PSOE 576,769 36.77
32
UPL 60,331 3.85
2
Others 134,789 8.59
0
Blank ballots 36,027 2.30
Valid votes 1,568,426 99.14
Invalid votes 13,557 0.86
Votes cast / turnout 1,581,983 72.66
Registered voters 2,177,222

Castilla-La Mancha[edit]

Cortes of Castilla-La Mancha after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PSOE 634,132 57.83
29
PP 402,047 36.66
18
Others 45,851 4.18
0
Blank ballots 14,554 1.33
Valid votes 1,096,584 99.32
Invalid votes 7,534 0.68
Votes cast / turnout 1,104,118 76.24
Registered voters 1,448,289

Extremadura[edit]

Assembly of Extremadura after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PSOEp 341,522 51.66
36
PP 255,808 38.70
26
IUSIEx 41,448 6.27
3
Others 13,253 2.00
0
Blank ballots 9,033 1.37
Valid votes 661,064 99.19
Invalid votes 5,404 0.81
Votes cast / turnout 666,468 75.63
Registered voters 881,228

La Rioja[edit]

Parliament of La Rioja after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 84,533 48.60
17
PSOE 66,410 38.18
14
PR 11,842 6.81
2
Others 7,856 4.52
0
Blank ballots 3,308 1.90
Valid votes 173,949 99.17
Invalid votes 1,452 0.83
Votes cast / turnout 175,401 75.10
Registered voters 233,553

Madrid[edit]

Assembly of Madrid after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 1,346,588 48.48
57
PSOE 1,083,205 39.00
45
IUCM 236,013 8.50
9
Others 63,383 2.28
0
Blank ballots 48,433 1.74
Valid votes 2,777,622 99.61
Invalid votes 10,873 0.39
Votes cast / turnout 2,788,495 62.58
Registered voters 4,455,706

Murcia[edit]

Regional Assembly of Murcia after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 367,710 56.66
28
PSOE 221,392 34.11
16
IURM 36,754 5.66
1
Others 13,232 2.04
0
Blank ballots 9,941 1.53
Valid votes 649,029 99.20
Invalid votes 5,224 0.80
Votes cast / turnout 654,253 69.98
Registered voters 934,896

Navarre[edit]

Parliament of Navarre after the election.
List Votes % Seats
UPN 127,460 41.48
23
PSN–PSOE 65,003 21.15
11
IUN/NEB 26,962 8.77
4
Aralar 24,068 7.83
4
CDN 23,516 7.65
4
EAPNV 22,824 7.43
4
Others 10,180 3.31
0
Blank ballots 7,304 2.38
Valid votes 307,317 93.52
Invalid votes 21,292 6.48
Votes cast / turnout 328,609 70.70
Registered voters 464,807

Valencian Community[edit]

Corts Valencianes after the election.
List Votes % Seats
PP 1,146,780 47.17
48
PSPV–PSOE 874,288 35.96
35
Entesa 154,494 6.35
6
Others 218,036 8.97
0
Blank ballots 37,805 1.55
Valid votes 2,431,403 99.35
Invalid votes 15,821 0.65
Votes cast / turnout 2,447,224 71.49
Registered voters 3,423,098

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Electoral System Organic Law of 1985, Organic Law No. 5 of 19 June 1985 Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved on 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Representation of the people Institutional Act". juntaelectoralcentral.es. Central Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Un paso más hacia la ruptura de la homogeneidad del calendario electoral de las comunidades autónomas: la reforma de la Ley Orgánica 13/1982, de 10 de agosto, de Reintegración y Amejoramiento del Régimen Foral de Navarra" [A further step towards breaking the homogeneity of the electoral calendar of the autonomous communities: the reform of the Organic Law 13/1982, of August 10, on Reintegration and Improvement of the Foral Regime of Navarre] (PDF). gencat.cat (in Spanish). Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 

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