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1999 Basque foral elections

The 1999 Basque foral elections were held on Sunday, 13 June 1999, to elect the 6th 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, as well as the 1999 European Parliament election.

Overall

Summary of the 13 June 1999 Basque General Assemblies election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA)1 401,965 34.70 –4.54 56 –6
Basque Citizens (EH)2 228,528 19.73 +5.30 29 +9
People's Party (PP) 220,859 19.06 +3.60 34 +9
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 212,167 18.31 +1.59 29 +3
United Left (IU/EB) 53,525 4.62 –3.51 3 –6
Alavese Unity (UA) 9,448 0.82 –1.29 2 –7
Basque Citizen Initiative (ICV/EHE) 8,243 0.71 –1.12 0 –2
We, the Women of the Plaza (Plazandreok) 2,177 0.19 New 0 ±0
The Greens (B/LV) 2,034 0.18 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,146 0.10 New 0 ±0
Basque Country Greens (EHB) 360 0.03 –0.01 0 ±0
Blank ballots 18,081 1.56 –0.27
Total 1,158,533 153 ±0
Valid votes 1,158,533 99.07 ±0.00
Invalid votes 10,917 0.93 ±0.00
Votes cast / turnout 1,169,450 64.83 +0.91
Abstentions 634,355 35.17 –0.91
Registered voters 1,803,805
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:
Popular vote
PNV–EA
34.70%
EH
19.73%
PP
19.06%
PSE–EE (PSOE)
18.31%
IU/EB
4.62%
Others
2.02%
Blank ballots
1.56%

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) People's Party (PP)
Biscay Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Gipuzkoa Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)

Historical territories

Álava

Summary of the 13 June 1999 Álava General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 44,607 28.75 +11.62 16 +7
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA)1 44,166 28.46 –5.43 16 –3
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 26,122 16.83 +2.42 9 +2
Basque Citizens (EH)2 21,154 13.63 +4.53 6 +2
Alavese Unity (UA) 9,448 6.09 –9.92 2 –7
United Left (IU/EB) 7,181 4.63 –3.16 2 –1
Blank ballots 2,500 1.61 –0.07
Total 155,178 51 ±0
Valid votes 155,178 99.03 ±0.00
Invalid votes 1,522 0.97 ±0.00
Votes cast / turnout 156,700 64.38 +0.05
Abstentions 86,688 35.62 –0.05
Registered voters 243,388
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Biscay

Summary of the 13 June 1999 Biscay General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA)1 227,768 36.56 –3.63 21 ±0
People's Party (PP) 121,223 19.46 +3.03 10 +1
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 117,872 18.92 +2.01 10 ±0
Basque Citizens (EH)2 102,341 16.43 +4.56 9 +4
United Left (IU/EB) 32,705 5.25 –4.07 1 –3
Basque Citizen Initiative (ICV/EHE) 8,243 1.32 –2.04 0 –2
Humanist Party (PH) 1,146 0.18 New 0 ±0
The Greens (B/LV) 1,119 0.18 New 0 ±0
We, the Women of the Plaza (Plazandreok) 923 0.15 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,686 1.55 –0.13
Total 623,026 51 ±0
Valid votes 623,026 99.14 +0.09
Invalid votes 5,398 0.86 –0.09
Votes cast / turnout 628,424 64.32 +0.63
Abstentions 348,666 35.68 –0.63
Registered voters 977,090
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:

Gipuzkoa

Summary of the 13 June 1999 Gipuzkoa General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA)1 130,031 34.19 –5.65 19 –3
Basque Citizens (EH)2 105,033 27.62 +6.68 14 +3
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 68,173 17.92 +0.59 10 +1
People's Party (PP) 55,029 14.47 +1.33 8 +1
United Left (IU/EB) 13,639 3.59 –2.67 0 –2
We, the Women of the Plaza (Plazandreok) 1,254 0.33 New 0 ±0
The Greens (B/LV) 915 0.24 New 0 ±0
Basque Country Greens (EHB) 360 0.09 –0.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,895 1.55 –0.60
Total 380,329 51 ±0
Valid votes 380,329 98.96 –0.17
Invalid votes 3,997 1.04 +0.17
Votes cast / turnout 384,326 65.89 +1.76
Abstentions 199,001 34.11 –1.76
Registered voters 583,327
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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