ElectionGudie

Nov. 20, 2011 Held

24,666,441
Voted
Spain

Kingdom of Spain

Election for Congreso de los Diputados (Spanish Congress of Deputies)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:24,666,441
Valid Votes:24,348,886
Invalid Votes:317,555

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Popular Party 186 - 10,866,566

44.63%

Spanish Socialist Workers' Party 110 - 7,003,511

28.76%

United Left Coalition 11 - 1,686,040

6.92%

Union, Progress and Democracy 5 - 1,143,225

4.70%

Convergence and Union 16 - 1,015,691

4.17%

AMAIUR 7 - 334,498

1.37%

Basque Nationalist Party 5 - 324,317

1.33%

Catalonia's Republican Left 3 - 256,985

1.06%

Galician Nationalist Bloc 2 - 184,037

0.76%

Canary Coalition 2 - 143,881

0.59%

EQUO (Initiative for Catalonia Greens) 1 - 125,306

0.51%

Asturias Forum (FAC) 1 - 99,473

0.41%

Yes to the Future 1 - 42,415

0.17%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 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 Government Jose Luis RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO
  • Assembly: Spain has a bicameral The General Courts (Las Cortes Generales) 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 the hereditary head of government.
  • The President of the Government is elected by parliament.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 208 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies 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) 350 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 46,754,784 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 35,779,208 (November 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 23,654,920 (2011)

·         Is Spain a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Spain ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 January 1984)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 126 (Congress of Deputies); 88 (Senate) following the 2011 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 26 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Spain a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007): 

·         Has Spain ratified CRPD: Yes (3 December 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 7,011,404 (est.)