ElectionGudie

March 9, 2008 Held

25,752,839
Voted
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Kingdom of Spain

Election for Senado (Senate)

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:25,752,839
Valid Votes:24,652,441
Invalid Votes:1,100,398

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Andalusian Party - - -

Navarre Yes - - -

United Left - - -

Galician Nationalist Bloc - - -

Union, Progress and Democracy - - -

Republican Left of Catalonia - - -

Spanish Socialist Workers' Party 89 - -

-1.00%

People's Party 101 - -

-1.00%

Canarian Coalition - - -

-1.00%

Entesa Catalonia de Progres 12 - -

-1.00%

Convergence and Union 4 - -

-1.00%

Basque Nationalist Party 2 - -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 208 seats in the Senate (Senado)
  • 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King JUAN CARLOS I
  • Head of Government: President of the Governme Jose Luis RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO
  • Assembly: Spain has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 259 seats and the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) with 350 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 208 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 51 members are appointed by regional legislatures to serve 4-year terms. In the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados), 248 members are elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms and 102 members are elected in single- and multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Party (PP)
    Leader: Mariano RAJOY
    Seats won in this Senate election: 101
    Seats won in last Senate election: 102
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 154
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 148
  • Party: Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
    Leader: Jose Luis RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO
    Seats won in this Senate election: 89
    Seats won in last Senate election: 81
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 169
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 164
  • Party: Convergence and Union (CiU)
    Leader: Artur MAS i Gavarro
    Seats won in this Senate election: 4
    Seats won in last Senate election: 4
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 10
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 10
  • Party: United Left (IU)
    Leader: Gaspar LLAMAZARES
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 2
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 5
  • Party: Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    Seats won in last Senate election: 6
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 6
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 7
  • Party: Canarian Coalition (CC-PNC)
    Leader: Jose Torres STINGA
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 3
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 2
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 3
  • Party: Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)
    Leader: Anxo QUINTANA
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 2
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 2
  • Party: Andalusian Party (AP)
    Leader: Antonio ORTEGA
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC)
    Leader: Josep-Lluís CAROD-ROVIRA
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 3
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 8
  • Party: We The Basque People (EA)
    Leader: Unai ZIARRETA
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 1
  • Party: Navarre Yes / Na-Bai
    Leader: Nxue BARKOS Berruezo
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 1
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 1
  • Party: Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD)
    Leader: Rosa Díez
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 1
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Entesa Catalonia de Progres (PSC-ERC-ICV-EUiA)*************
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this Senate election: 12
    Seats won in last Senate election: 12
    Seats won in this Congress of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Congress of Deputies election: 0

************* Senate coaltion grouping of 4 Catalonian parties

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 40,448,191 (July 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 33,875,268 ( registered for lower house) 33,872,901 (for upper house)