Spanish general election, 2016

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The election results

The 2016 Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 26 June 2016, to elect the 12th Cortes Generales of the Kingdom of Spain. All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election, as well as 208 of 266 seats in the Senate.

Opinion polling going into the election predicted a growing polarisation between this alliance and the People's Party (PP), which would be fighting to maintain first place nationally.[1]

In the end, the alliance suffered a surprise decline in votes and vote share compared to the previous election, while the PP increased its number of votes and seats. The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), while clinging on to second place, kept losing votes and seats and scored a new historical low.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as Prime Minister for a second term in office on 29 October amid public outcry and protest.[2][3]

Candidates[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Chamber of Deputies[change | change source]

Popular vote
PP
  
33.01%
PSOE
  
22.63%
Unidos Podemos
  
21.15%
C's
  
13.06%
ERC–CatSí
  
2.66%
CDC
  
2.01%
EAJ/PNV
  
1.19%
PACMA
  
1.19%
EH Bildu
  
0.77%
CCaPNC
  
0.33%
Others
  
1.26%
Blank ballots
  
0.74%
Seats
PP
  
39.14%
PSOE
  
24.29%
Unidos Podemos
  
20.29%
C's
  
9.14%
ERC–CatSí
  
2.57%
CDC
  
2.29%
EAJ/PNV
  
1.43%
EH Bildu
  
0.57%
CCaPNC
  
0.29%

Senate[change | change source]

Seats
PP
  
56.77%
PSOE
  
23.68%
Unidos Podemos
  
8.65%
ERC–CatSí
  
4.51%
EAJ/PNV
  
2.26%
CDC
  
1.50%
C's
  
1.13%
CCaPNC
  
0.75%
ASG
  
0.38%
EH Bildu
  
0.38%

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Name is bold because he won the election

References[change | change source]

  1. "El tsunami de Podemos ahoga a Sánchez y deja a Rajoy con el agua al cuello". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 10 June 2016.
  2. "Rajoy, investido presidente del Gobierno con 15 noes del PSOE". ABC (in Spanish). 29 October 2016.
  3. "Miles de manifestantes en la protesta contra la investidura de Rajoy". El País (in Spanish). 29 October 2016.

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