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Results breakdown of the 1979 Spanish local elections (Basque Country)

This is the results breakdown of the local elections held in the Basque Country on 3 April 1979. The following tables show detailed results in the autonomous community's most populous municipalities, sorted alphabetically.[1][2]

Overall

Councillor share for parties securing >1.0% of councillors up for election.

  EAJ/PNV (44.56%)
  HB (10.79%)
  PSE–PSOE (8.36%)
  UCD (5.44%)
  EE (3.42%)
  PCE/EPK (1.69%)
  Other (25.74%)
Summary of the 3 April 1979 municipal election results in the Basque Country
Parties and alliances Popular vote Councillors
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 354,925 37.49 n/a 1,082 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 148,762 15.71 n/a 262 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 146,195 15.44 n/a 256 n/a
Our Choice (Gure Aukera) 2,567 0.27 n/a 6 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 142,969 15.10 n/a 203 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 88,106 9.31 n/a 132 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 76,210 8.05 n/a 127 n/a
Independent Coordinator (UCDDCV) (CI) 11,896 1.26 n/a 5 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 58,002 6.13 n/a 83 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 43,917 4.64 n/a 41 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 15,447 1.63 n/a 8 n/a
Independents of Vitoria (IV) 7,989 0.84 n/a 3 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 7,103 0.75 n/a 12 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 5,629 0.59 n/a 5 n/a
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 3,366 0.36 n/a 6 n/a
Uranzu–Independent Candidacy (Uranzu) 2,545 0.27 n/a 3 n/a
Independents of Baracaldo (IB) 1,704 0.18 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 1,357 0.14 n/a 0 n/a
Foral Union of the Basque Country (UFPV) 366 0.04 n/a 3 n/a
Others 57,573 6.08 n/a 585 n/a
Blank ballots 6,996 0.74 n/a
Total 946,756 2,428 n/a
Valid votes 946,756 98.64 n/a
Invalid votes 13,053 1.36 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 959,809 62.02 n/a
Abstentions 587,663 37.98 n/a
Registered voters 1,547,472
Sources[1][3][4]
Popular vote
EAJ/PNV
37.49%
HB
15.71%
PSE–PSOE
15.10%
UCD
9.31%
EE
6.13%
PCE/EPK
4.64%
EMKOIC
1.63%
Others
9.26%
Blank ballots
0.74%

City control

The following table lists party control in the most populous municipalities, including provincial capitals (shown in bold).[1]

Municipality Population New control
Baracaldo 122,540 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Basauri 53,946 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Bilbao 450,661 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Guecho 63,926 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Irún 53,921 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Portugalete 56,501 Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE)
Rentería 48,586 Popular Unity (HB)
San Sebastián 174,818 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Santurce Antiguo 54,470 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)
Vitoria 181,216 Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)

Municipalities

Baracaldo

Population: 122,540
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Baracaldo election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 14,445 26.21 n/a 8 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 13,189 23.93 n/a 7 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 11,726 21.27 n/a 7 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 6,293 11.42 n/a 3 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 3,927 7.12 n/a 2 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 2,388 4.33 n/a 0 n/a
Independents of Baracaldo (IB) 1,704 3.09 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 820 1.49 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 353 0.64 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 136 0.25 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 0 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 138 0.25 n/a
Total 55,119 27 n/a
Valid votes 55,119 99.06 n/a
Invalid votes 525 0.94 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 55,644 61.13 n/a
Abstentions 35,387 38.87 n/a
Registered voters 91,031
Sources[1][3][5]

Basauri

Population: 53,946
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Basauri election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 6,800 34.97 n/a 10 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 4,838 24.88 n/a 7 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 3,416 17.56 n/a 5 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 1,647 8.47 n/a 2 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 1,158 5.95 n/a 1 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 948 4.87 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 241 1.24 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 211 1.08 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 189 0.97 n/a
Total 19,448 25 n/a
Valid votes 19,448 98.10 n/a
Invalid votes 376 1.90 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 19,824 54.19 n/a
Abstentions 16,759 45.81 n/a
Registered voters 36,583
Sources[1][3][6]

Bilbao

Population: 450,661
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Bilbao election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 75,791 39.25 n/a 13 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 33,315 17.25 n/a 6 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 33,187 17.19 n/a 5 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 26,888 13.93 n/a 4 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 10,625 5.50 n/a 1 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 7,740 4.01 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 2,181 1.13 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 1,042 0.54 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 847 0.44 n/a 0 n/a
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (historical) (PSOEh) 651 0.34 n/a 0 n/a
Republican Left (IR) 286 0.15 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 525 0.27 n/a
Total 193,078 29 n/a
Valid votes 193,078 99.10 n/a
Invalid votes 1,751 0.90 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 194,829 59.48 n/a
Abstentions 132,743 40.52 n/a
Registered voters 327,572
Sources[1][3][7][8]

Guecho

Population: 63,926
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Guecho election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 11,849 45.25 n/a 13 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 6,073 23.19 n/a 7 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 4,380 16.73 n/a 4 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 1,686 6.44 n/a 1 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 1,144 4.37 n/a 0 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 673 2.57 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 192 0.73 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 119 0.45 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 67 0.26 n/a
Total 26,183 25 n/a
Valid votes 26,183 99.28 n/a
Invalid votes 191 0.72 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 26,374 62.24 n/a
Abstentions 16,002 37.76 n/a
Registered voters 42,376
Sources[1][3][9]

Irún

Population: 53,921
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Irún election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 6,184 28.30 n/a 9 n/a
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 5,962 27.29 n/a 8 n/a
Uranzu–Independent Candidacy (Uranzu) 2,545 11.65 n/a 3 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 2,465 11.28 n/a 3 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 2,035 9.31 n/a 2 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 946 4.33 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 623 2.85 n/a 0 n/a
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 367 1.68 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 225 1.03 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 101 0.46 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 0 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 396 1.81 n/a
Total 21,849 25 n/a
Valid votes 21,849 98.26 n/a
Invalid votes 387 1.74 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 22,236 59.25 n/a
Abstentions 15,290 40.75 n/a
Registered voters 37,526
Sources[1][3][10]

Portugalete

Population: 56,501
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Portugalete election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 6,659 30.83 n/a 9 n/a
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 6,548 30.31 n/a 8 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 3,122 14.45 n/a 4 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 2,821 13.06 n/a 3 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 1,439 6.66 n/a 1 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 399 1.85 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 0 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 0 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 653 3.02 n/a
Total 21,602 25 n/a
Valid votes 21,602 97.44 n/a
Invalid votes 567 2.56 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 22,169 53.30 n/a
Abstentions 19,421 46.70 n/a
Registered voters 41,590
Sources[1][3][11]

Rentería

Population: 48,586
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Rentería election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 4,845 25.83 n/a 6 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 4,801 25.60 n/a 6 n/a
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 3,981 21.22 n/a 5 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 1,780 9.49 n/a 2 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 1,190 6.34 n/a 1 n/a
Socialist Unification of the Basque Country (ESEI) 973 5.19 n/a 1 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 599 3.19 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 259 1.38 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 170 0.91 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 159 0.85 n/a
Total 18,757 21 n/a
Valid votes 18,757 97.87 n/a
Invalid votes 409 2.13 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 19,166 59.89 n/a
Abstentions 12,836 40.11 n/a
Registered voters 32,002
Sources[1][3][12]

San Sebastián

Population: 174,818
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of San Sebastián election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 21,539 29.81 n/a 9 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 15,079 20.87 n/a 6 n/a
Independent Coordinator (UCDDCV) (CI) 11,896 16.46 n/a 5 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 11,420 15.80 n/a 4 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 8,402 11.63 n/a 3 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 1,667 2.31 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 1,081 1.50 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 539 0.75 n/a 0 n/a
Carlist Party (EKA/PC) 298 0.41 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 141 0.20 n/a 0 n/a
Party of Labour of the Basque Country (PTE) 3 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Foral Union of the Basque Country (UFPV) 1 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 200 0.28 n/a
Total 72,266 27 n/a
Valid votes 72,266 99.30 n/a
Invalid votes 507 0.70 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 72,773 55.13 n/a
Abstentions 59,233 44.87 n/a
Registered voters 132,006
Sources[1][3][13]

Santurce Antiguo

Population: 54,470
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Santurce Antiguo election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 5,459 25.12 n/a 7 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 5,010 23.05 n/a 6 n/a
Popular Unity (HB) 4,915 22.61 n/a 6 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 2,225 10.24 n/a 3 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 1,969 9.06 n/a 2 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 1,227 5.65 n/a 1 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 434 2.00 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 279 1.28 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 155 0.71 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 61 0.28 n/a
Total 21,734 25 n/a
Valid votes 21,734 99.09 n/a
Invalid votes 200 0.91 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 21,934 58.35 n/a
Abstentions 15,654 41.65 n/a
Registered voters 37,588
Sources[1][3][14]

Vitoria

Population: 181,216
Summary of the 3 April 1979 City Council of Vitoria election results
Parties and alliances Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 25,357 32.15 n/a 10 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 20,374 25.83 n/a 8 n/a
Socialist Party of the Basque Country (PSE–PSOE) 14,551 18.45 n/a 6 n/a
Independents of Vitoria (IV) 7,989 10.13 n/a 3 n/a
Basque Country Left (EE) 3,754 4.76 n/a 0 n/a
Communist Party of the Basque Country (PCE/EPK) 3,042 3.86 n/a 0 n/a
Independents (INDEP) 1,458 1.85 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT) 1,020 1.29 n/a 0 n/a
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (EMK–OIC) 639 0.81 n/a 0 n/a
Revolutionary Communist League (LKI/LCR) 429 0.54 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 268 0.34 n/a
Total 78,881 27 n/a
Valid votes 78,881 99.31 n/a
Invalid votes 549 0.69 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 79,430 64.40 n/a
Abstentions 43,918 35.60 n/a
Registered voters 123,348
Sources[1][3][15]

General Assemblies

References

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  10. ^ "Electoral Results Consultation. Municipal. April 1979. Irún Municipality". Ministry of the Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Electoral Results Consultation. Municipal. April 1979. Portugalete Municipality". Ministry of the Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Electoral Results Consultation. Municipal. April 1979. Rentería Municipality". Ministry of the Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Electoral Results Consultation. Municipal. April 1979. San Sebastián Municipality". Ministry of the Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
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  15. ^ "Electoral Results Consultation. Municipal. April 1979. Vitoria Municipality". Ministry of the Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2018.
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