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2003 Basque foral elections

The 2003 Basque foral elections were held on Sunday, 25 May 2003, to elect the 7th 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 25 May 2003 Basque General Assemblies election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA) 512,645 45.34 +10.64 73 +17
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 243,855 21.57 +3.26 35 +6
People's Party (PP) 221,580 19.60 +0.54 34 ±0
United Left (EB/IU) 91,266 8.07 +3.45 9 +6
Aralar (Aralar) 36,091 3.19 New 1 +1
Alavese Unity (UA) 6,373 0.56 –0.26 1 –1
We, the Women of the Plaza (Plazandreok) 973 0.09 –0.10 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 880 0.08 –0.02 0 ±0
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 566 0.05 New 0 ±0
Basque Citizens (EH) n/a n/a –19.73 0 –29
Blank ballots 16,551 1.46 –0.10
Total 1,130,780 153 ±0
Valid votes 1,130,780 89.58 –9.49
Invalid votes 131,593 10.42 +9.49
Votes cast / turnout 1,262,373 69.97 +5.14
Abstentions 541,873 30.03 –5.14
Registered voters 1,804,246
Sources[1][2]
Popular vote
PNV–EA
45.34%
PSE–EE (PSOE)
21.57%
PP
19.60%
EB/IU
8.07%
Aralar
3.19%
Others
0.78%
Blank ballots
1.46%

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 People's Party (PP) 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 25 May 2003 Álava General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA) 59,068 35.53 +7.07 19 +3
People's Party (PP) 47,346 28.48 –0.27 16 ±0
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 35,733 21.50 +4.67 12 +3
United Left (EB/IU) 11,886 7.15 +2.52 3 +1
Alavese Unity (UA) 6,373 3.83 –2.26 1 –1
Aralar (Aralar) 3,588 2.16 New 0 ±0
Basque Citizens (EH) n/a n/a –13.63 0 –6
Blank ballots 2,238 1.35 –0.26
Total 166,232 51 ±0
Valid votes 166,232 93.56 –5.47
Invalid votes 11,451 6.44 +5.47
Votes cast / turnout 177,683 72.02 +7.64
Abstentions 69,017 27.98 –7.64
Registered voters 246,700
Sources[1][2]

Biscay

Summary of the 25 May 2003 Biscay General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA) 297,279 47.12 +10.56 27 +6
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 129,381 20.51 +1.59 11 +1
People's Party (PP) 123,814 19.62 +0.16 10 ±0
United Left (EB/IU) 56,093 8.89 +3.64 3 +2
Aralar (Aralar) 13,883 2.20 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 880 0.14 –0.04 0 ±0
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 363 0.06 New 0 ±0
Basque Citizens (EH) n/a n/a –16.43 0 –9
Blank ballots 9,261 1.47 –0.08
Total 630,954 51 ±0
Valid votes 630,954 91.82 –7.32
Invalid votes 56,204 8.18 +7.32
Votes cast / turnout 687,158 70.41 +6.09
Abstentions 288,749 29.59 –6.09
Registered voters 975,907
Sources[1][2]

Gipuzkoa

Summary of the 25 May 2003 Gipuzkoa General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party–Basque Solidarity (PNVEA) 156,298 46.85 +12.66 27 +8
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 78,741 23.60 +5.68 12 +2
People's Party (PP) 50,420 15.11 +0.64 8 ±0
United Left (EB/IU) 23,287 6.98 +3.39 3 +3
Aralar (Aralar) 18,620 5.58 New 1 +1
We, the Women of the Plaza (Plazandreok) 973 0.29 –0.04 0 ±0
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 203 0.06 New 0 ±0
Basque Citizens (EH) n/a n/a –27.62 0 –14
Blank ballots 5,052 1.51 –0.04
Total 333,594 51 ±0
Valid votes 333,594 83.92 –15.04
Invalid votes 63,938 16.08 +15.04
Votes cast / turnout 397,532 68.35 +2.46
Abstentions 184,107 31.65 –2.46
Registered voters 581,639
Sources[1][2]

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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