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1991 Basque foral elections

The 1991 Basque foral elections were held on Sunday, 26 May 1991, to elect the 4th 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 26 May 1991 Basque General Assemblies election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 293,683 29.56 +7.78 47 +15
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 195,691 19.70 +0.80 32 ±0
Popular Unity (HB) 172,844 17.40 –1.81 27 –5
Basque Solidarity (EA) 123,334 12.41 –5.20 19 –16
People's Party (PP)1 79,877 8.04 +1.66 9 +3
Basque Country Left (EE) 68,139 6.86 –3.03 8 –4
Alavese Unity (UA) 22,342 2.25 New 11 +11
United Left (IU/EB) 17,864 1.80 +0.99 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 5,225 0.53 –2.87 0 –4
Basque Country Greens (EHB) 3,325 0.33 New 0 ±0
Green Union (UVE) 732 0.07 New 0 ±0
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 567 0.06 New 0 ±0
Vitorian Youth (JV) 465 0.05 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,415 0.95 –0.07
Total 993,503 153 ±0
Valid votes 993,503 99.16 +0.09
Invalid votes 8,407 0.84 –0.09
Votes cast / turnout 1,001,910 59.03 –8.42
Abstentions 695,489 40.97 +8.42
Registered voters 1,697,399
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:
Popular vote
EAJ/PNV
29.56%
PSE–PSOE
19.70%
HB
17.40%
EA
12.41%
PP
8.04%
EE
6.86%
UA
2.25%
IU/EB
1.80%
Others
1.04%
Blank ballots
0.95%

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 Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Biscay Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Gipuzkoa Basque Solidarity (EA) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)

Historical territories

Álava

Summary of the 26 May 1991 Álava General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 31,535 25.84 +8.44 14 +4
Alavese Unity (UA) 22,342 18.30 New 11 +11
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 22,080 18.09 –1.60 11 ±0
Popular Unity (HB) 13,872 11.37 –2.63 7 –1
People's Party (PP)1 10,725 8.79 –0.91 3 –1
Basque Solidarity (EA) 10,570 8.66 –12.30 3 –9
Basque Country Left (EE) 5,497 4.50 –3.50 2 –1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,685 1.38 –5.71 0 –3
United Left (IU/EB) 1,329 1.09 New 0 ±0
Green Union (UVE) 732 0.60 New 0 ±0
Vitorian Youth (JV) 465 0.38 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,224 1.00 –0.16
Total 122,056 51 ±0
Valid votes 122,056 98.97 +0.14
Invalid votes 1,270 1.03 –0.14
Votes cast / turnout 123,326 57.71 –10.55
Abstentions 90,361 42.29 +10.55
Registered voters 213,687
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Biscay

Summary of the 26 May 1991 Biscay General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 193,413 35.82 +8.54 21 +5
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 113,380 21.00 +1.38 12 ±0
Popular Unity (HB) 83,306 15.43 –2.20 8 –2
People's Party (PP)1 47,552 8.81 +2.49 4 +3
Basque Solidarity (EA) 42,918 7.95 –4.93 4 –3
Basque Country Left (EE) 35,432 6.56 –2.80 2 –2
United Left (IU/EB) 13,061 2.42 +1.25 0 ±0
Basque Country Greens (EHB) 2,587 0.48 New 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 2,547 0.47 –3.22 0 –1
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 567 0.10 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,262 0.97 –0.11
Total 540,025 51 ±0
Valid votes 540,025 99.13 +0.06
Invalid votes 4,756 0.87 –0.06
Votes cast / turnout 544,781 58.13 –8.72
Abstentions 392,340 41.87 +8.72
Registered voters 937,121
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Gipuzkoa

Summary of the 26 May 1991 Gipuzkoa General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Popular Unity (HB) 75,666 22.83 –0.98 12 –2
Basque Solidarity (EA) 69,846 21.07 –3.22 12 –4
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 68,735 20.74 +6.54 12 +6
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 60,231 18.17 +0.77 9 ±0
Basque Country Left (EE) 27,210 8.21 –3.28 4 –1
People's Party (PP)1 21,600 6.52 +1.28 2 +1
United Left (IU/EB) 3,474 1.05 +0.53 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 993 0.30 –1.23 0 ±0
Basque Country Greens (EHB) 738 0.22 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,929 0.88 +0.01
Total 331,422 51 ±0
Valid votes 331,422 99.29 +0.14
Invalid votes 2,381 0.71 –0.14
Votes cast / turnout 333,803 61.07 –7.09
Abstentions 212,788 38.93 +7.09
Registered voters 546,591
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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