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Legislative elections: Congress of Deputies, 4-year term, party-list proportional representation system
           ¬∑ King: Juan Carlos I. ¬∑ Prime Minister: Jos√© Luis Rodr√≠guez Zapatero (PSOE) ¬∑ Government: PSOE

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2008 Seats 2004 Seats
Partido Socialista Obrero Espa√Īol (PSOE) <
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1879
43,9% 169 42,6% 164
Partido Popular (PP) <
People's Party
Conservatism; Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI, IDU
1989
39,9% 154 37,7% 148
Izquierda Unida (IU) <
United Left
Communism; Socialism
 
EL
1986
3,8% 1 5,0% 3
Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV) <
Initiative for Catalonia Greens
Regionalism; Green politics, Eco-socialism EGP, GG
1998
1 2
Convergència i Unió (CiU) <
Convergence and Union
Regionalism; Liberalism, Christian democracy  -
1978
3,0% 10 3,2% 10
Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC) <
Democratic Convergence of Catalonia
Regionalism; Liberalism
  
ELDR
1974
- 6 - 6
Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC) <
Democratic Union of Catalonia
Regionalism; Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
1931
- 4 - 4
Eusko Alderdi Jeltzalea (EAJ-PNV) <
Basque National Party
Separatism; Christian democracy
 
EDP
1895
1,2% 6 1,6% 7
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) <
Republican Left of Catalonia
Separatism; Democratic socialism, Republicanism EFA
1931
1,2% 3 2,5% 8
Unión, Progreso y Democracia (UPD) <
Union, Progress and Democracy
Social liberalism; Centralism
 
-
2007
1,2% 1 - -
Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG) <
Galician Nationalist Bloc
Regionalism; Socialism
 
EFA
1982
0,8% 2 0,8% 2
Coalición Canaria (CC) <
Canarian Coalition
Regionalism; Centrism
 
-
1993
0,7% 2 0,9% 3
Nafarroa Bai (NA-BAI) <
Navarre Yes
(Navarre alliance of EA/A/B/EAJ-PNV)
Separatism
 
-
2003
0,2% 1 0,2% 1
Eusko Alkartasuna (EA) <
Basque Solidarity<
Separatism; Social democracy
 
EFA
1986
0,2% - 0,3% 1
Chunta Aragonesista (CHA) <
Aragonese Council
Regionalism; Eco-socialism
 
EFA
1986
0,2% - 0,4% 1
Others - - 3,7% - 4,8% -
Total - - - 350 - 350
Turnout 73,9% 75,7%

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© 2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Ministerio del Interior (http://www.elecciones.mir.es). Archive: Elections 1977-2000.