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2019 Basque foral elections

The 2019 Basque foral elections were held on Sunday, 26 May 2019, to elect the 11th 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 twelve autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain, as well as the 2019 European Parliament election.

Opinion polls

Overall

Summary of the 26 May 2019 Basque General Assemblies election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 434,239 38.68 +5.43 62 +8
Basque Country Gather (EH Bildu) 266,946 23.78 +1.40 39 ±0
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 191,054 17.02 +3.41 27 +6
United We Can (Podemos, Ezker Anitza–IU, Equo Berdeak)1 111,315 9.92 –6.49 14 –7
People's Party (PP) 80,743 7.19 –2.14 11 –6
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 14,440 1.29 –0.76 0 –1
Vox (Vox) 7,807 0.70 +0.51 0 ±0
Omnia (Omnia) 1,206 0.11 New 0 ±0
European Solidarity Action Party (Solidaria) 1,183 0.11 New 0 ±0
Free for the Basque Country (LxE) 952 0.08 New 0 ±0
Bilbaine People, Initiative for Bilbao (BIB) 933 0.08 New 0 ±0
Blank Seats (EB/AZ) 602 0.05 New 0 ±0
Let's Win Bilbao (GGB) 557 0.05 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 507 0.05 ±0.00 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 328 0.03 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Workers of the Basque Country (PCTE/ELAK) 285 0.03 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,512 0.85 –0.70
Total 1,122,609 153 ±0
Valid votes 1,122,609 99.17 +0.40
Invalid votes 9,423 0.83 –0.40
Votes cast / turnout 1,132,032 65.95 +2.19
Abstentions 584,576 34.05 –2.19
Registered voters 1,716,608
Sources[1][2]
Footnotes:
  • 1 United We Can results are compared to the combined totals of We Can and Winning in the 2015 elections.
Popular vote
EAJ/PNV
38.68%
EH Bildu
23.78%
PSE–EE (PSOE)
17.02%
E. Podemos
9.92%
PP
7.19%
Cs
1.29%
Others
1.28%
Blank ballots
0.85%

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)

Historical territories

Álava

Summary of the 26 May 2019 Álava General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 47,686 29.43 +7.83 17 +4
Basque Country Gather (EH Bildu) 33,954 20.96 +0.60 12 +1
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 30,555 18.86 +7.66 10 +5
People's Party (PP) 24,256 14.97 –7.02 8 –4
United We Can (Podemos, Ezker Anitza–IU, Equo Berdeak)1 16,027 9.89 –8.37 4 –5
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 3,721 2.30 –0.80 0 –1
Vox (Vox) 2,272 1.40 +1.33 0 ±0
Omnia (Omnia) 1,206 0.74 New 0 ±0
Free for the Basque Country (LxE) 952 0.59 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,402 0.87 –0.78
Total 162,031 51 ±0
Valid votes 162,031 98.96 +0.56
Invalid votes 1,696 1.04 –0.56
Votes cast / turnout 163,727 65.26 –0.39
Abstentions 87,155 34.74 +0.39
Registered voters 250,882
Sources[1]
Footnotes:
  • 1 United We Can results are compared to the combined totals of We Can and Winning in the 2015 election.

Biscay

Summary of the 26 May 2019 Biscay General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 255,754 43.12 +5.49 25 +2
Basque Country Gather (EH Bildu) 116,794 19.69 +0.83 10 –1
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 97,653 16.46 +4.01 8 +1
United We Can (Podemos, Ezker Anitza–IU, Equo Berdeak)1 62,430 10.53 –6.61 6 ±0
People's Party (PP) 39,197 6.61 –1.59 2 –2
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 7,034 1.19 –0.94 0 ±0
Vox (Vox) 5,535 0.93 +0.58 0 ±0
European Solidarity Action Party (Solidaria) 1,183 0.20 New 0 ±0
Bilbaine People, Initiative for Bilbao (BIB) 933 0.16 New 0 ±0
Let's Win Bilbao (GGB) 557 0.09 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 507 0.09 –0.01 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 328 0.06 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Workers of the Basque Country (PCTE/ELAK) 285 0.05 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,905 0.83 –0.75
Total 593,095 51 ±0
Valid votes 593,095 99.23 +0.56
Invalid votes 4,613 0.77 –0.56
Votes cast / turnout 597,708 65.71 +3.14
Abstentions 311,956 34.29 –3.14
Registered voters 909,664
Sources[1]
Footnotes:
  • 1 United We Can results are compared to the combined totals of We Can and Winning in the 2015 election.

Gipuzkoa

Summary of the 26 May 2019 Gipuzkoa General Assembly election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 130,799 35.59 +4.02 20 +2
Basque Country Gather (EH Bildu) 116,198 31.62 +2.78 17 ±0
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 62,846 17.10 +0.58 9 ±0
United We Can (Podemos, Ezker Anitza–IU, Equo Berdeak)1 32,858 8.94 –5.47 4 –2
People's Party (PP) 17,290 4.70 –0.72 1 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 3,685 1.00 –0.47 0 ±0
Blank Seats (EB/AZ) 602 0.16 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,205 0.87 –0.58
Total 367,483 51 ±0
Valid votes 367,483 99.16 +0.06
Invalid votes 3,114 0.84 –0.06
Votes cast / turnout 370,597 66.65 +1.77
Abstentions 185,465 33.35 –1.77
Registered voters 556,062
Sources[1]
Footnotes:
  • 1 United We Can results are compared to the combined totals of We Can and Winning in the 2015 election.

References

Opinion poll sources
Other
  1. ^ a b c d "Election Results Archive". euskadi.eus (in Spanish). Basque Government. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Elecciones a las Juntas Generales (1979 - 2019)". Historia Electoral.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2020.
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