Spain general election 2011 Result Vote share Parliament seat Opinion Exit Poll Schedule Manifesto Slogans,Spain Latest Opinion Poll, Spanish general election Result 2011, 2011 Spanish Congress of Deputies Senate election results

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Spain general election 2011 Result Vote share Parliament seat Opinion Exit Poll Schedule Manifesto Slogans,Spain Latest Opinion Poll, Spanish general election Result 2011, 2011 Spanish Congress of Deputies Senate election results

The 2011 Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 20 November 2011, to elect the 10th Cortes Generales of the Kingdom of Spain. All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election, as well as 208 of 266 seats in the Senate.

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Spain 2011 Election Date:

Date Event
26-Sep-11 The Council of Ministers convenes to approve the decree ordering the Cortes Generales' dissolution and the calling of the general election on the advice of the Prime Minister. Subsequently, the decree is ratified by the King.
27-Sep-11 The decree enters into force by its publication in the BOE. Parliament is officially dissolved and the general election is called. Official start of the electoral period.
07-Oct-11 Deadline for parties intending to contest the election in coalition with other parties to communicate it to the appropriate electoral boards.
12–17 October 2011 Time limit for parties intending to contest the election to submit their candidacies to the Electoral Board.
19-Oct-11 Submitted candidacies are provisionally published in the BOE.
22-Oct-11 Deadline for Spanish electors residing abroad to apply for voting.
22–26 October 2011 Sweepstakes to appoint members of the polling stations.
25-Oct-11 Candidacies for parties, coalitions and groups of voters standing for election are proclaimed and published in the BOE after a period of notification and amendment of possible irregularities in 20–22 November 2015.
04-Nov-11 Official start of the electoral campaign at 00:00 CET (UTC+01:00).
10-Nov-11 Deadline for electors residing in Spain to apply for postal voting.
15–19 Novembe 2011 Legal ban on opinion polling publication in Spanish territory.
18-Nov-11 Official end of the electoral campaign at 24:00 CET (UTC+01:00).
19-Nov-11 Reflection day.
20-Nov-11 Election Day. Polls open from 09:00 CET to 20:00 CET. Provisional vote count officially starting from 21:00 CET. From this day, the incumbent government assumes caretaker functions until a new government is formed.
13-Dec-11 The elected Congress and Senate convene.
 
From the Cortes' convening but without a defined term, the King calls for a round of talks with political parties' representatives so that, depending on each other parliamentary representation, nominate a candidate for Prime Minister, which is submitted to Congress for an investiture debate and subsequent vote.
The nominated candidate must muster an absolute majority of votes in the first ballot, or a relative majority in a second ballot to be held 48 hours after the first, in order to be elected. If within two months from the first investiture vote no candidate has obtained the confidence of Congress, the Cortes Generales are dissolved and a new general election called.
 

Party manifestos and slogans

Party/alliance Manifesto (external link) Campaign slogan(s)
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) An Electoral Manifesto to Win the Future "Fight for what you want".
People's Party (PP) What Spain Needs "Join the change"
United Left (IU) Electoral Proposals "Rebel!"
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) My Vote Counts "Each vote counts"
Convergence and Union (CiU) CiU Electoral Manifesto "More for Catalonia"
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Working for the Basque Country in Madrid "For the Basque Country" & "The Basque Country cans"
Amaiur (Amaiur) Amaiur Commitments "Bridging"
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) The Republic of Yes "We Want the Republic of Yes

Opinion polling for the Spanish general election 2011

Polling firm/Link Last date
of polling
 PSOE  PP  IU CIU  PNV  UPYD  ERC Margin
of error
Sample
size
Lead
             
 
General Election Nov 20, 2011 28.8 44.6 6.9 4.2 1.3 4.7 1.1     15.8
 
TNS Demoscopia Nov 20, 2011 30.0 43.5 6.7 3.4 1.2 4.3 1.1   190,000 13.5
NC Report Nov 20, 2011 31.3 45.0 7.8 3.3 1.2 2.4 0.7   771 13.7
Sigma Dos Nov 16, 2011 28.5 48.0 6.7 3.1   3.8       19.5
Ipsos Nov 13, 2011 31.8 44.5 6.1 3.4 1.0 4.1 1.0     12.7

 Results of the Spanish general election, 2011 

Party Popular vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Won +/−
People's Party (PP) 1,08,66,566 44.63 4.52 186 32
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 70,03,511 28.76 –15.11 110 –59
United Left–The Greens: Plural Left (IU–LV) 16,86,040 6.92 3 11 9
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 11,43,225 4.7 3.51 5 4
Convergence and Union (CiU) 10,15,691 4.17 1.14 16 6
Amaiur (Amaiur) 3,34,498 1.37 1.05 7 7
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 3,24,317 1.33 0.14 5 –1
Republican Left (Esquerra) 2,56,985 1.06 –0.10 3 ±0
Equo (eQuo) 2,16,748 0.89 New 0 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 1,84,037 0.76 –0.07 2 ±0
Canarian Coalition–New Canaries–Canarian Nationalist Party (CC–NC–PNC) 1,43,881 0.59 –0.24 2 ±0
Commitment Coalition–Equo (Compromís–Q) 1,25,306 0.51 0.39 1 1
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 1,02,144 0.42 0.25 0 ±0
Asturias Forum (FAC) 99,473 0.41 New 1 1
Blank Seats (EB) 97,673 0.4 0.38 0 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA) 76,999 0.32 0.05 0 ±0
Platform for Catalonia (PxC) 59,949 0.25 0.24 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC) 44,010 0.18 New 0 ±0
Yes to the Future (GBai) 42,415 0.17 –0.07 1 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 27,210 0.11 0.02 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 26,254 0.11 0.03 0 ±0
  1,38,493 0.57 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,33,461 1.37 0.26  
Total 2,43,48,886 100   350 ±0
Valid votes 2,43,48,886 98.71 –0.65  
Invalid votes 3,17,555 1.29 0.65
Votes cast / turnout 2,46,66,441 68.94 –4.91
Abstentions 1,11,13,050 31.06 4.91
Registered voters 3,57,79,491  
Source: Ministry of the Interior

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Vote share
PP 44.63%
PSOE 28.76%
IU–LV 6.92%
UPyD 4.70%
CiU 4.17%
Amaiur 1.37%
EAJ/PNV 1.33%
Esquerra 1.06%
BNG 0.76%
CC–NC–PNC 0.59%
Compromís–Q 0.51%
FAC 0.41%
GBai 0.17%
Others 3.24%
Blank ballots 1.37%

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Parliamentary seats
PP 53.14%
PSOE 31.43%
CiU 4.57%
IU–LV 3.14%
Amaiur 2.00%
UPyD 1.43%
EAJ/PNV 1.43%
Esquerra 0.86%
BNG 0.57%
CC–NC–PNC 0.57%
Compromís–Q 0.29%
FAC 0.29%
GBai 0.29%
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