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Spanish regional elections, 1987

Spanish regional elections, 1987

10 June 1987

All 779 seats in the regional parliaments of Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands,
Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León, Extremadura,
Madrid, Murcia, Navarre, La Rioja and Valencia
Registered 15,341,117 3.0%
Turnout 10,364,019 (71.6%)
2.0 pp
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Felipe González Antonio Hernández Mancha Adolfo Suárez
Party PSOE AP CDS
Leader since 13 October 1974 8 February 1987 29 July 1982
Last election 388 seats, 47.9% 273 seats, 33.6%[1] 9 seats, 3.2%
Seats won 329 231 102
Seat change 59 42 93
Popular vote 4,167,207 2,981,668 1,532,031
Percentage 38.4% 27.5% 14.1%
Swing 9.5 pp 6.1 pp 10.9 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Gerardo Iglesias Filibert Crespo Hipólito Gómez de las Roces
Party IU UV PAR
Leader since 10 December 1982 1987 December 1977
Last election 27 seats, 6.2%[2] (w. CP) 13 seats, 1.2%
Seats won 26 6 19
Seat change 1 6 6
Popular vote 687,377 183,541 179,922
Percentage 6.3% 1.7% 1.7%
Swing 0.1 pp New party 0.5 pp

Regional administrations after the 1987 elections.
PSOE AP CDS CiU PNV PAR

The 1987 Spanish regional elections were held on Wednesday, 10 June 1987 in Spain, to elect the regional parliaments of 13 of the 17 autonomous communities: Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León, Extremadura, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre, La Rioja and the Valencian Community. Andalusia, Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country did not held elections that day because they had separate electoral cycles. Municipal elections were held throughout Spain the same day.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) remained the largest party overall and in most regional parliaments, but lost 742,000 votes, nearly 10 percentage points and many of the absolute majorities it had obtained four years previously. As a result, several centre-right coalitions and alliances were able to oust the Socialists from government in 4 out of the 12 regional executives it held previous to the election.

The main national opposition party, the People's Alliance (AP), having suffered from an internal crisis and the breakup of the People's Coalition in 1986, also lost support compared to the previous election. Its former allies, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Liberal Party (PL), stood separately in the regional elections but remained unable to capitalize on the AP's losses.

Benefitting from the two main parties' fall was the Democratic and Social Centre (CDS), a party led by the former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, achieving over 14% of the vote and more than 100 regional parliamentary seats. United Left (IU), a coalition made up by the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and other minor left-wing groups, remained static at the PCE's 1983 result at 6% and 26 seats.

Contents

  • Regional governments 1
  • Results 2
    • Overall 2.1
  • Notes 3

Regional governments

Region Outgoing government (as of 1987) Incoming government (as of 1987)
Seats Type Composition Seats Type Composition
Autonomous communities
Aragon
33 / 66
Minority PSOE
19 / 67
Minority PAR
Asturias
27 / 45
Majority PSOE
20 / 45
Minority PSOE
Balearic Islands
23 / 54
Minority AP
29 / 59
Coalition AP+UM
Canary Islands
28 / 60
Minority PSOE
30 / 60
Coalition CDS+AIC+AP
Cantabria
14 / 35
Minority AP
19 / 39
Majority AP
Castile and León
42 / 84
Minority PSOE
33 / 84
Minority AP(+SI)
Castile-La Mancha
23 / 44
Majority PSOE
25 / 47
Majority PSOE
Community of Madrid
51 / 94
Majority PSOE
40 / 96
Minority PSOE
Extremadura
35 / 65
Majority PSOE
34 / 65
Majority PSOE
La Rioja
18 / 35
Majority PSOE
15 / 33
Coalition AP+PRP
Murcia
24 / 43
Majority PSOE
25 / 45
Majority PSOE
Navarre
20 / 50
Minority PSOE
15 / 50
Minority PSOE
Valencian Community
51 / 89
Majority PSOE
42 / 89
Minority PSOE

Results

Overall

Summary of the 10 June 1987 Spanish regional election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 4,167,207 38.40 9.48 329 59
People's Alliance (AP)[1] 2,981,668 27.48 6.09 231 42
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,532,031 14.12 10.95 102 93
United Left (IU)[2] 687,377 6.33 0.09 26 1
Valencian Union (UV) 183,541 1.69 New 6 6
Regionalist Aragonese Party (PAR) 179,922 1.66 0.45 19 6
Canarian Independent Groups (AIC)[3] 134,667 1.24 1.16 11 9
People's Democratic Party (PDP) 127,211 1.17 New 0 ±0
Workers' Party of Spain–Communist Unity (PTE-UC) 119,168 1.10 New 0 ±0
Navarrese People's Union (UPN) 69,419 0.64 0.03 14 1
The Greens (LV) 48,449 0.45 New 0 ±0
Canarian Assembly-Canarian Nationalist Left (AC-INC) 46,229 0.43 New 2 2
Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) 38,202 0.35 0.17 5 3
People's Unity (HB) 38,138 0.35 0.08 7 1
United Extremadura (EU) 34,606 0.32 0.14 4 2
Majorcan Union (UM) 30,186 0.28 0.18 4 2
Humanist Platform (PH) 21,849 0.20 New 0 ±0
Basque Solidarity (EA) 19,840 0.18 New 4 4
Independent Solution (SI) 19,282 0.18 New 1 1
Foral Democrat Union (UDF) 17,663 0.16 New 3 3
Cantonal Party (PCAN) 17,212 0.16 0.03 0 ±0
Socialist Party of Majorca (PSM) 16,413 0.15 0.05 2 2
Centre Canarian Union-Liberal Party (UCC-PL) 15,580 0.14 0.10 0 1
Confederation of the Greens (CV) 12,755 0.12 New 0 ±0
Valencian Electoral Coalition (CEV) 11,984 0.11 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 138,750 1.28 0.57
Total 10,851,445 100.00 779 15
Valid votes 10,851,445 98.74 0.19
Invalid votes 138,346 1.26 0.19
Votes cast / turnout 10,989,791 71.64 2.06
Abstentions 4,351,326 28.36 2.06
Registered voters 15,341,117
Source: Argos Information Portal
Vote share
PSOE
  
38.40%
AP
  
27.48%
CDS
  
14.12%
IU
  
6.33%
UV
  
1.69%
PAR
  
1.66%
AIC
  
1.24%
PDP
  
1.17%
PTE-UC
  
1.10%
UPN
  
0.64%
AC-INC
  
0.43%
PRC
  
0.35%
HB
  
0.35%
EU
  
0.32%
UM
  
0.28%
EA
  
0.18%
SI
  
0.18%
UDF
  
0.16%
PSM
  
0.15%
Others
  
2.25%
Blank ballots
  
1.28%
Parliamentary seats
PSOE
  
42.23%
AP
  
29.65%
CDS
  
13.09%
IU
  
3.34%
PAR
  
2.44%
UPN
  
1.80%
AIC
  
1.41%
HB
  
0.90%
UV
  
0.77%
PRC
  
0.64%
EU
  
0.51%
UM
  
0.51%
EA
  
0.51%
UDF
  
0.39%
AM
  
0.39%
AC-INC
  
0.26%
PSM
  
0.26%
PRP
  
0.26%
AHI
  
0.26%
Others
  
0.26%

Notes

  1. ^ a b People's Alliance results are compared to the People's Coalition totals in the 1983 election.
  2. ^ a b United Left results are compared to the Communist Party of Spain totals in the 1983 election.
  3. ^ Canarian Independent Groups results are compared to the Independents' Gomera Group and Lanzarote Island Group totals in the 1983 election.
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