Liveblogging Spain 2011

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Some tips for those following the results:

  • Most media outlets will not be releasing exit polls. Regional exit polls will only be available for Aragón, Madrid and Valencia and municipal exit polls will only be available for the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia.
  • The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for municipal, provincial and insular council elections. Those results should start flowing in at 20:30 and be nearing completion two hours later. Check out the results here.
  • Individual autonomous communities are responsible for elections in their autonomous communities. Check out their individual websites here.
  • Municipal elections are counted first
  • Low-turnout or low-population areas will come in first, high-turnout and densely populated urban centres come in late.
  • The Canary Islands close an hour later than the rest of Spain
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Posted on May 22, 2011, in Basque Country, Catalonia, Regional and local elections, Spain. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the liveblog. What struck me, amidst all the front page photos of cheering PP rallies and headlines of a major PP victory, is that the party’s share of the vote actually barely increased: from 36% to 37.5%. And that even as the PSOE imploded, losing 7.5%. Pity that this part of the story doesn’t seem to have been picked up much at all by the international press.

    Mind you, the leftist IU apparently also totally failed to capitalize on popular dissatisfaction with the socialist government, losing another 0.7%. With Zapatero bleeding popularity over budget cuts and other biting austerity measures, you would expect a party to its left to be able to benefit a little, no?

    That means that the PSOE loss must have overhwelmingly gone to local and regional parties. What do you think this means for the next national elections? Will a fair chunk of those voters move on to PP if they have the chance to vote Zapatero out at national level? Or could those voters -turned off by the PSOE, but apparently not attracted to the PP, ‘come back home’?

    Thank you as always for your reporting. I’d so been hoping you’d cover the local Italian elections too! Mind you, talk about a fragmented political landscape

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