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1983 Basque foral elections

The 1983 Basque foral elections were held on Sunday, 8 May 1983, to elect the 2nd General Assemblies of Álava, Biscay and Gipuzkoa. All 153 seats in the three General Assemblies were up for election. The elections were held simultaneously with regional elections in thirteen autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain.

Overall

Summary of the 8 May 1983 Basque General Assemblies election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 395,885 39.56 +2.38 74 –25
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 263,436 26.32 +10.99 39 +7
Popular Unity (HB) 142,481 14.24 –3.72 20 –18
People's Coalition (APPDPUL)1 88,086 8.80 +8.75 14 +14
Basque Country Left (EE) 79,158 7.91 +0.75 6 –8
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 20,390 2.04 –2.43 0 –3
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 3,175 0.32 New 0 ±0
Llodian Independent Group (AILL) 741 0.07 ±0.00 0 ±0
Communist League–Internationalist Socialist Workers' Coalition (LC (COSI)) 724 0.07 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 645 0.06 –0.61 0 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) n/a n/a –11.90 0 –32
Independents (INDEP) n/a n/a –1.98 0 –10
Blank ballots 6,004 0.60 +0.14
Total 1,000,725 153 –75
Valid votes 1,000,725 98.76 +0.07
Invalid votes 12,577 1.24 –0.07
Votes cast / turnout 1,013,302 64.59 +2.72
Abstentions 555,505 35.41 –2.72
Registered voters 1,568,807
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:
Popular vote
EAJ/PNV
39.56%
PSE–PSOE
26.32%
HB
14.24%
AP–PDP–UL
8.80%
EE
7.91%
PCE/EPK
2.04%
Others
0.53%
Blank ballots
0.60%

Foral deputation control

The following table lists party control in the foral deputations.[2] Gains for a party are displayed with the cell's background shaded in that party's colour.

Deputation Previous control New control
Álava Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Biscay Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Gipuzkoa Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) (EA in 1986)

Historical territories

Álava

Summary of the 8 May 1983 Álava General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 45,657 37.11 +4.41 23 –3
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 34,890 28.36 +12.52 14 +7
People's Coalition (APPDPUL)1 19,147 15.56 +15.24 9 +9
Popular Unity (HB) 10,872 8.84 New 4 +4
Basque Country Left (EE) 7,571 6.15 +2.82 1 +1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 2,163 1.76 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 1,070 0.87 –2.25 0 ±0
Llodian Independent Group (AILL) 741 0.60 +0.04 0 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) n/a n/a –25.03 0 –14
Independents (INDEP) n/a n/a –16.63 0 –10
Blank ballots 920 0.75 +0.31
Total 123,031 51 –6
Valid votes 123,031 98.56 –0.50
Invalid votes 1,793 1.44 +0.50
Votes cast / turnout 124,824 66.80 +1.45
Abstentions 62,046 33.20 –1.45
Registered voters 186,870
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Biscay

Summary of the 8 May 1983 Biscay General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 223,572 39.58 +0.16 26 –14
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 156,963 27.78 +12.45 13 ±0
Popular Unity (HB) 71,582 12.67 –7.12 6 –13
People's Coalition (APPDPUL)1 55,962 9.91 +9.91 4 +4
Basque Country Left (EE) 39,229 6.94 +1.46 2 –2
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 14,181 2.51 –3.00 0 –3
Communist League–Internationalist Socialist Workers' Coalition (LC (COSI)) 724 0.13 New 0 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) n/a n/a –11.13 0 –10
Blank ballots 2,711 0.48 –0.01
Total 564,924 51 –39
Valid votes 564,924 98.81 +0.30
Invalid votes 6,785 1.19 –0.30
Votes cast / turnout 571,709 65.56 +4.26
Abstentions 300,279 34.44 –4.26
Registered voters 871,988
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Gipuzkoa

Summary of the 8 May 1983 Gipuzkoa General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 126,656 40.49 +5.46 25 –8
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 71,583 22.89 +7.74 12 ±0
Popular Unity (HB) 60,027 19.19 –2.21 10 –9
Basque Country Left (EE) 32,358 10.35 –1.04 3 –7
People's Coalition (APPDPUL)1 12,977 4.15 +4.11 1 +1
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 5,139 1.64 –1.55 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,012 0.32 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 645 0.21 –0.61 0 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) n/a n/a –8.42 0 –7
Blank ballots 2,373 0.76 +0.33
Total 312,770 51 –30
Valid votes 312,770 98.74 –0.11
Invalid votes 3,999 1.26 +0.11
Votes cast / turnout 316,769 62.12 +0.46
Abstentions 193,180 37.88 –0.46
Registered voters 509,949
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Election Results Archive". euskadi.eus (in Spanish). Basque Government. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Elecciones a las Juntas Generales (1979 - 2015)". Historia Electoral.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2020.
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