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Catalonian parliamentary election, 1999

Catalonian parliamentary election, 1999

17 October 1999

All 135 seats in the Parliament of Catalonia
68 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered 5,293,657 4.2%
Turnout 3,133,926 (59.2%)
4.4 pp
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Pasqual Maragall Jordi Pujol Alberto Fernández Díaz
Party PSC CiU PPC
Leader since 6 March 1999[1] 19 September 1978 28 September 1996
Last election 34 seats, 24.9% 60 seats, 40.9% 17 seats, 13.1%
Seats won 52 56 12
Seat change 18 4 5
Popular vote 1,183,299 1,178,420 297,265
Percentage 37.9% 37.7% 9.5%
Swing 13.0 pp 3.2 pp 3.6 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira Rafael Ribó
Party ERC ICV
Leader since 25 November 1996 23 February 1987
Last election 13 seats, 9.5% 11 seats, 9.7%
Seats won 12 3
Seat change 1 8
Popular vote 271,173 78,441
Percentage 8.7% 2.5%
Swing 0.8 pp 7.2 pp

Graphic of the results in the Catalan Parliament election, 1999, based in seats and constituencies.

President before election

Jordi Pujol
CiU

Elected President

Jordi Pujol
CiU

The 1999 Catalonian parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 17 October 1999, to elect the 6th Parliament of Catalonia, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia. At stake were all 135 seats in the Parliament, determining the President of Catalonia.

Contents

  • Electoral system 1
  • Background 2
  • Parties 3
  • Opinion polls 4
    • Vote 4.1
    • Seat projectionss 4.2
  • Results 5
    • Overall 5.1
    • Results by province 5.2
    • Results by comarques 5.3
  • Post-election 6
    • Investiture voting 6.1
  • Notes 7
  • References 8

Electoral system

The 135 members of the Barcelona (85), Girona (17), Lleida (15) and Tarragona (18).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 3% of valid votes in each district (which includes blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.[2][3]

Background

Afterwards of 19 years of a Convergence and Union government, this elections expected a big change in a Catalonia Government.

In the past 1995 elections, Convergence and Union lost the absolute majority, but in the parliament voting it was won, because the People's Party of Catalonia and the Socialists' Party of Catalonia abstained in the voting.

In the 1995 elections Initiative for Catalonia Greens and Socialists' Party of Catalonia were to run separately, but in this election formed a party coalition, except in Barcelona.

Parties

Opinion polls

Vote

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty.

Seat projectionss

Opinion polls showing seat projections are displayed in the table below. The highest seat figures in each polling survey have their background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. 68 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Parliament of Catalonia.

Results

Overall

Summary of the 17 October 1999 Catalonian Parliament election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Socialists' Party of Catalonia-Citizens for Change (PSC-CpC) 1,183,299 37.85 12.96 52 18
Convergence and Union (CiU) 1,178,420 37.70 3.25 56 4
People's Party of Catalonia (PPC) 297,265 9.51 3.57 12 5
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 271,173 8.67 0.82 12 1
Initiative for Catalonia-Greens (IC-V) 78,441 2.51 7.20 3 8
United and Alternative Left (EUiA) 44,454 1.42 New 0 ±0
The Greens-Ecologist Confederation of Catalonia (EV-CEC) 22,797 0.73 0.28 0 ±0
The Greens-Green Alternative (EV-AV) 8,254 0.26 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 28,968 0.93 0.04
Total 3,126,090 100.00 135 ±0
Valid votes 3,126,090 99.75 0.03
Invalid votes 7,836 0.25 0.03
Votes cast / turnout 3,133,926 59.20 4.44
Abstentions 2,159,731 40.80 4.44
Registered voters 5,293,657
Source(s):
  • Department of Interior and Institutional Relations
  • Argos Information Portal
Vote share
PSC-CpC
  
37.85%
CiU
  
37.70%
PPC
  
9.51%
ERC
  
8.67%
IC-V
  
2.51%
EUiA
  
1.42%
Others
  
1.41%
Blank ballots
  
0.93%
Parliamentary seats
CiU
  
41.48%
PSC-CpC
  
38.52%
PPC
  
8.89%
ERC
  
8.89%
IC-V
  
2.22%

Results by province

Party BC GI LL TA Total
PSC S 36 5 5 6 52
V 40.0 29.2 29.5 34.1 37.9
CiU S 31 9 8 8 56
V 35.1 48.6 48.1 41.3 37.7
PPC S 8 1 1 2 12
V 9.9 6.1 8.0 10.6 9.5
ERC S 7 2 1 2 12
V 7.7 12.8 11.6 10.5 8.7
ICV S 3 3
V 3.3 2.5
Others V 3.1 2.4 1.8 2.6 2.8
Blank 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9
Total seats 85 17 15 18 135
Turnout 58.9 62.2 60.8 58.3 59.2

Results by comarques

Comarque PSC CiU PPC ERC ICV Lead Turnout
Alt Camp 29.8 44.4 6.3 16.1 −14.6 63.6
Alt Empordà 30.8 47.4 7.9 10.9 −16.6 60.2
Alt Penedès 31.9 47.4 5.7 10.8 2.1 −15.5 65.0
Alt Urgell 24.6 49.9 6.4 17.3 −25.3 60.3
Alta Ribagorça 41.1 42.2 5.9 9.0 −1.1 59.3
Anoia 33.8 45.5 6.7 8.8 2.3 −11.7 61.5
Bages 30.1 47.9 4.9 12.2 2.4 −17.8 63.5
Baix Camp 33.4 40.9 10.0 12.1 −7.5 55.2
Baix Ebre 31.3 44.3 12.2 9.5 −13.0 57.1
Baix Empordà 32.5 48.3 5.1 11.1 −15.8 61.2
Baix Llobregat 48.1 27.6 9.5 5.7 4.3 +20.5 56.3
Baix Penedès 40.5 39.7 9.1 7.9 +0.8 59.5
Barcelonès 41.3 32.0 12.2 7.2 3.4 +9.3 59.9
Berguedà 26.0 51.2 4.4 14.8 1.6 −25.2 66.2
Cerdanya 26.0 51.2 6.0 14.0 −25.2 60.2
Conca de Barberà 21.0 49.9 5.9 17.9 −28.9 65.0
Garraf 39.0 37.8 8.7 7.9 3.7 +1.2 56.1
Garrigues 24.2 50.0 6.4 17.5 −25.8 68.2
Garrotxa 23.4 56.1 4.4 13.4 −32.7 67.1
Gironès 31.7 42.9 6.7 14.7 −11.2 63.7
Maresme 33.0 43.3 8.8 9.2 −10.3 61.7
Montsià 31.5 49.5 8.2 8.1 −18.0 59.7
Noguera 24.4 53.7 7.0 12.2 −29.3 66.8
Osona 18.6 56.8 3.9 16.1 2.4 −38.2 68.1
Pallars Jussà 30.5 50.0 5.0 12.5 −19.5 60.9
Pallars Sobirà 30.9 51.1 4.9 10.9 −20.2 67.8
Pla de l'Estany 15.7 57.1 4.6 20.0 −37.1 68.1
Pla d'Urgell 25.8 52.5 6.7 12.7 −26.7 68.7
Priorat 27.8 46.0 6.3 16.9 −18.2 72.1
Ribera d'Ebre 31.3 48.9 6.9 10.4 −17.6 68.0
Ripollès 25.9 55.5 3.3 12.7 −29.6 69.7
Segarra 21.1 53.6 6.9 15.6 −32.5 64.3
Segrià 35.3 42.8 9.7 8.9 −7.5 58.5
Selva 29.1 49.2 6.3 11.5 −20.1 60.7
Solsonès 17.5 57.8 5.9 15.9 −40.3 66.2
Tarragonès 38.8 34.5 13.9 8.8 +4.3 58.1
Terra Alta 25.1 49.1 14.2 9.4 −24.0 66.4
Urgell 22.5 54.2 6.9 13.8 −31.7 65.2
Val d'Aran 38.3 44.5 12.6 2.7 −6.2 58.1
Vallès Occidental 42.6 33.7 8.4 7.1 3.6 +8.9 57.5
Vallès Oriental 37.9 40.5 7.5 7.6 2.8 −2.6 59.1
Barcelona 40.0 35.1 9.9 7.7 3.3 +4.9 58.9
Girona 29.2 48.6 6.1 12.8 −19.4 62.2
Lleida 29.5 48.1 8.0 11.6 −18.6 60.8
Tarragona 34.1 41.3 10.6 10.5 −7.2 58.3
TOTAL 37.9 37.7 9.5 8.7 2.5 +0.2 59.2

Post-election

Investiture voting

16 November 1999
Investiture voting for Jordi Pujol i Soley (CiU)

Absolute majority: 68/135
Vote Parties Votes
Y Yes CiU (56), PP (12)
68 / 135
No PSC (52), ICV (3)
55 / 135
Abstentions ERC (12)
12 / 135
Source: Historia Electoral

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d This poll provides data ranges, approximations and/or various electoral scenario hypotheses calculated using similar weighting parameters. In order to simplify, the average of these data is given.

References

  1. ^ "Maragall, elegido candidato a la Generalitat con casi 60.000 votos". El País. 1999-03-07. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Organic Law 5/1985, of 19 June, of the General Electoral Regime". 
  3. ^ "Organic Law 4/1979, of 18 December, of Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia". 
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