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Alicante (Congress of Deputies constituency)

Alicante (Valencian: Alacant) is one of the 52 constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Congress of Deputies, the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament, the Cortes Generales. The constituency currently elects 12 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the Spanish province of Alicante. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of 3 percent.

Alicante
Congress of Deputies
Electoral Constituency
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Location of Alicante within Spain
ProvinceAlicante
Autonomous communityValencian Community
Population1,855,047 (2016)
Electorate1,253,296 (2016)
Major settlementsAlicante, Elche, Alcoy, Elda, Benidorm, Orihuela
Current constituency
Created1977
Seats9 (1977–1986)
10 (1986–1996)
11 (1996–2008)
12 (2008–)
Member(s)

Contents

Electoral systemEdit

The constituency was created as per the Political Reform Act 1977 and was first contested in the 1977 general election. The Act provided for the provinces of Spain to be established as multi-member districts in the Congress of Deputies,[1] with this regulation being maintained under the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Additionally, the Constitution requires for any modification of the provincial limits to be approved under an organic law, needing an absolute majority in the Cortes Generales.[2]

Voting is on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprises all nationals over eighteen and in full enjoyment of their political rights. The only exception was in 1977, when this was limited to nationals over twenty-one and in full enjoyment of their political and civil rights. Amendments to the electoral law in 2011 required for Spaniards abroad to apply for voting before being permitted to vote, a system known as "begged" or expat vote (Spanish: Voto rogado).[3] 348 seats are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 3 percent of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied in each constituency. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Additionally, the use of the D'Hondt method may result in an effective threshold over three percent, depending on the district magnitude.[4] Each provincial constituency is entitled to an initial minimum of two seats, with the remaining 248 allocated among the constituencies in proportion to their populations. Ceuta and Melilla are allocated the two remaining seats, which are elected using plurality voting.[2][5][6][7]

The electoral law provides that parties, federations, coalitions and groupings of electors are allowed to present lists of candidates. However, groupings of electors are required to secure the signature of at least 1 percent of the electors registered in the constituency for which they are seeking election—0.1 percent and, at least, the signature of 500 electors, until 1985—. Also since 2011, parties, federations or coalitions who have not obtained a mandate in either House of Parliament at the preceding election are required to secure the signature of at least 0.1 percent of the electors registered in the constituency for which they are seeking election. Electors are barred from signing for more than one list of candidates. Concurrently, parties and federations intending to enter in coalition to take part jointly at an election are required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election being called.[5][7]

DeputiesEdit

Deputies for Alicante 1977–
Legislature Election Distribution
Constituent 1977
1 4 4
1st 1979
1 4 4
2nd 1982
6 3
3rd 1986
6 1 3
4th 1989
1 5 1 3
5th 1993
1 4 5
6th 1996
1 5 5
7th 2000
4 7
8th 2004
5 6
9th 2008
5 7
10th 2011
4 8
11th 2015
3 3 2 4
12th 2016
3 2 2 5
13th 2019
2 4 2 3 1

ElectionsEdit

2019 general electionEdit

Summary of the 28 April 2019 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 258,592 28.27 +6.85 4 +2
People's Party (PP) 178,740 19.54 –18.12 3 –2
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 177,231 19.37 +3.54 2 ±0
United We Can (PodemosEUPV)1 127,091 13.89 –8.19 2 –1
Vox (Vox) 115,011 12.57 +12.34 1 +1
Commitment: BlocInitiativeGreens Equo (Compromís 2019) 30,884 3.38 New 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 12,901 1.41 +0.20 0 ±0
The Eco-pacifist Greens–Forward (Avant/Adelante–LVEP)2 3,153 0.34 ±0.00 0 ±0
Zero CutsGreen Group (Recortes Cero–GV) 1,510 0.17 +0.02 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,338 0.15 –0.03 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country (ERPV) 1,210 0.13 New 0 ±0
Libertarian Party (P–LIB) 965 0.11 +0.06 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,208 0.68 +0.13
Total 914,834 12 ±0
Valid votes 914,834 98.91 –0.25
Invalid votes 10,080 1.09 +0.25
Votes cast / turnout 924,914 74.91 +4.49
Abstentions
Registered voters 1,272,913
Sources[8]

2016 general electionEdit

Summary of the 26 June 2016 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 329,628 37.66 +4.84 5 +1
Valencian style (PodemosCompromísEUPV)1 193,263 22.08 –3.88 3 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 187,484 21.42 +0.57 2 –1
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 138,517 15.83 –1.23 2 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 10,632 1.21 +0.30 0 ±0
The Eco-pacifist Greens (Centro Moderado) 3,011 0.34 –0.02 0 ±0
Vox (Vox) 2,003 0.23 –0.02 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 1,961 0.22 –0.40 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,582 0.18 –0.01 0 ±0
Zero CutsGreen Group (Recortes Cero–GV) 1,293 0.15 –0.04 0 ±0
We Are Valencian (SOMVAL) 554 0.06 +0.02 0 ±0
Libertarian Party (P–LIB) 403 0.05 ±0.00 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,838 0.55 –0.03
Total 875,169 12 ±0
Valid votes 875,169 99.16 +0.03
Invalid votes 7,432 0.84 –0.03
Votes cast / turnout 882,601 70.42 –2.52
Abstentions 370,695 29.58 +2.52
Registered voters 1,253,296
Sources[9]

2015 general electionEdit

Summary of the 20 December 2015 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 297,083 32.82 –22.39 4 –4
It is time (PodemosCompromís)1 201,610 22.27 +19.16 3 +3
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 188,711 20.85 –6.12 3 –1
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 154,397 17.06 New 2 +2
United Left of the Valencian CountryPopular Unity in Common (EUPV–UPeC) 33,397 3.69 –2.81 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 8,262 0.91 +0.36 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 5,570 0.62 –4.98 0 ±0
The Eco-pacifist Greens (Centro Moderado) 3,278 0.36 New 0 ±0
Vox (Vox) 2,227 0.25 New 0 ±0
Zero CutsGreen Group (Recortes Cero–GV) 1,761 0.19 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,741 0.19 –0.05 0 ±0
Valencian Country Now (Ara PV)2 608 0.07 –0.19 0 ±0
Democratic Forum (FDEE) 456 0.05 New 0 ±0
Libertarian Party (P–LIB) 415 0.05 New 0 ±0
We Are Valencian (SOMVAL) 404 0.04 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,293 0.58 –0.56
Total 905,213 12 ±0
Valid votes 905,213 99.13 +0.35
Invalid votes 7,952 0.87 –0.35
Votes cast / turnout 913,165 72.94 –0.57
Abstentions 338,776 27.06 +0.57
Registered voters 1,251,941
Sources[10]

2011 general electionEdit

Summary of the 20 November 2011 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 489,946 55.21 +2.78 8 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 239,318 26.97 –14.15 4 –1
United Left of the Valencian CountryThe Greens: Plural Left (EUPV–EV) 57,677 6.50 +4.24 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 49,662 5.60 +4.89 0 ±0
BlocInitiativeGreensEquo: Commitment Coalition (Compromís–Q)1 27,619 3.11 +2.39 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 4,904 0.55 +0.40 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country (ERPV) 2,301 0.26 +0.05 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 2,122 0.24 +0.16 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,782 0.20 +0.17 0 ±0
Republicans (RPS) 1,078 0.12 New 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 894 0.10 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 10,124 1.14 +0.33
Total 887,427 12 ±0
Valid votes 887,427 98.78 –0.59
Invalid votes 10,975 1.22 +0.59
Votes cast / turnout 898,402 73.51 –5.23
Abstentions 323,707 26.49 +5.23
Registered voters 1,222,109
Sources[11]

2008 general electionEdit

Summary of the 9 March 2008 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 489,831 52.43 +3.55 7 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 384,156 41.12 –1.00 5 ±0
United and Republican Left (EUPVIR) 21,087 2.26 –1.65 0 ±0
BlocInitiativeGreens (Bloc–IdPV–EVEE) 6,711 0.72 –0.11 0 ±0
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 6,614 0.71 New 0 ±0
The Greens (EV–LV)1 3,205 0.34 –0.59 0 ±0
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 2,263 0.24 New 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country (esquerra–PV) 1,923 0.21 –0.10 0 ±0
Navarrese Cannabis Representation (RCN/NOK) 1,837 0.20 –0.41 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 1,412 0.15 New 0 ±0
Social Democratic Party (PSD) 1,308 0.14 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 933 0.10 +0.05 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 708 0.08 –0.03 0 ±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 685 0.07 New 0 ±0
Spain 2000 (E–2000) 601 0.06 +0.02 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 594 0.06 –0.11 0 ±0
For a Fairer World (PUM+J) 586 0.06 New 0 ±0
Liberal Democratic Centre (CDL) 347 0.04 New 0 ±0
Valencian Coalition (CVa) 305 0.03 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 305 0.03 –0.05 0 ±0
Authentic Phalanx (FA) 281 0.03 –0.02 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 265 0.03 –0.06 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Option (ONV) 230 0.02 New 0 ±0
Centrist Party (PCTR) 164 0.02 New 0 ±0
National Alliance (AN) 148 0.02 New 0 ±0
For the Valencian Republic (plRV) 140 0.01 New 0 ±0
Spanish Alternative (AES) 139 0.01 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 7,535 0.81 –0.58
Total 934,313 12 +1
Valid votes 934,313 99.37 ±0.00
Invalid votes 5,878 0.63 ±0.00
Votes cast / turnout 940,191 78.74 +1.22
Abstentions 253,878 21.26 –1.22
Registered voters 1,194,069
Sources[12]

2004 general electionEdit

Summary of the 14 March 2004 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 434,812 48.88 –5.38 6 –1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 374,631 42.12 +7.33 5 +1
United Left–The Agreement+Republican Left (Entesa+IR) 34,774 3.91 –1.43 0 ±0
The Eco-pacifist Greens (LVEP) 8,235 0.93 –0.15 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist BlocGreen Left (Bloc–EV) 7,384 0.83 –0.70 0 ±0
Cannabis Party for Legalisation and Normalisation (PCLyN) 5,463 0.61 New 0 ±0
Republican Left of the Valencian Country (ERPV) 2,791 0.31 +0.19 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,694 0.19 +0.08 0 ±0
Citizens for Blank Votes (CenB) 1,513 0.17 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 966 0.11 –0.05 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 798 0.09 New 0 ±0
National Democracy (DN) 782 0.09 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 674 0.08 +0.02 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS)1 477 0.05 +0.01 0 ±0
Authentic Phalanx (FA) 462 0.05 New 0 ±0
Spain 2000 (E–2000) 383 0.04 –0.07 0 ±0
Spanish Democratic Party (PADE) 341 0.04 –0.07 0 ±0
The Phalanx (FE) 299 0.03 –0.05 0 ±0
Republican Party (PRF) 289 0.03 New 0 ±0
Liberal Centrist Union (UCL) 248 0.03 New 0 ±0
Republican Social Movement (MSR) 164 0.02 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 12,342 1.39 +0.23
Total 889,522 11 ±0
Valid votes 889,522 99.37 +0.03
Invalid votes 5,601 0.63 –0.03
Votes cast / turnout 895,123 77.52 +4.18
Abstentions 259,606 22.48 –4.18
Registered voters 1,154,729
Sources[13]

2000 general electionEdit

Summary of the 12 March 2000 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 436,740 54.26 +8.57 7 +2
Spanish Socialist Workers' PartyProgressives (PSOE–p) 280,085 34.79 –5.26 4 –1
United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV) 42,998 5.34 –5.27 0 –1
Valencian Nationalist BlocThe Greens–Valencians for Change (BNV–EV)1 12,353 1.53 +0.06 0 ±0
The Eco-pacifist Greens (LVEP) 8,671 1.08 New 0 ±0
Liberal Independent Group (GIL) 2,727 0.34 New 0 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 2,392 0.30 –0.21 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,266 0.16 –0.06 0 ±0
Front for the Valencian CountryRepublican Left of Catalonia (Front–ERC) 973 0.12 ±0.00 0 ±0
Internationalist Socialist Workers' Party (POSI) 968 0.12 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union–Democratic and Social Centre (UC–CDS) 913 0.11 –0.04 0 ±0
Spanish Democratic Party (PADE) 909 0.11 New 0 ±0
Spain 2000 Platform (ES2000) 886 0.11 New 0 ±0
Self-employed Spanish Party (PEDA) 774 0.10 New 0 ±0
The Phalanx (FE) 650 0.08 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 496 0.06 +0.02 0 ±0
Independent Initiative (II) 425 0.05 New 0 ±0
Natural Law Party (PLN) 360 0.04 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx–Phalanx 2000 (FEI–FE 2000) 325 0.04 New 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 318 0.04 +0.01 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Left (ENV) 228 0.03 ±0.00 0 ±0
Catalan State (EC) 192 0.02 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,319 1.16 +0.32
Total 804,968 11 ±0
Valid votes 804,968 99.34 –0.10
Invalid votes 5,378 0.66 +0.10
Votes cast / turnout 810,346 73.34 –8.53
Abstentions 294,594 26.66 +8.53
Registered voters 1,104,940
Sources[14]

1996 general electionEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 382,321 45.69 +2.22 5 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 335,149 40.05 +0.10 5 +1
United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV) 88,772 10.61 +0.35 1 ±0
The Greens of the Valencian Country (EV) 6,707 0.80 ±0.00 0 ±0
Valencian People's UnionNationalist Bloc (UPV–BN) 5,586 0.67 –0.29 0 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 4,292 0.51 –0.04 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,825 0.22 +0.07 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,239 0.15 –1.79 0 ±0
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 1,034 0.12 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 818 0.10 New 0 ±0
Alicantine Provincial Union (UPRA) 651 0.08 –0.01 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 473 0.06 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 370 0.04 +0.01 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 324 0.04 ±0.00 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Left (ENV) 292 0.03 –0.01 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,997 0.84 +0.31
Total 836,850 11 +1
Valid votes 836,850 99.44 –0.04
Invalid votes 4,712 0.56 +0.04
Votes cast / turnout 841,562 81.87 +0.12
Abstentions 186,304 18.13 –0.12
Registered voters 1,027,866
Sources[15]

1993 general electionEdit

Summary of the 6 June 1993 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 340,312 43.47 +14.10 5 +2
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 312,754 39.95 –3.85 4 –1
United Left of the Valencian Country (EU–PV) 80,339 10.26 +1.30 1 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 15,212 1.94 –8.03 0 –1
Valencian People's Union (UPV) 7,488 0.96 –0.09 0 ±0
The Greens (LV) 6,274 0.80 –0.75 0 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 4,328 0.55 –0.05 0 ±0
The Ecologists (LE) 2,311 0.30 –0.66 0 ±0
Ruiz-Mateos GroupEuropean Democratic Alliance (ARM–ADE) 2,117 0.27 –0.90 0 ±0
The Greens of the Alicantine Country (PVPA) 1,375 0.18 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,148 0.15 –0.10 0 ±0
Health and Ecology in Solidarity (Eco–Verde) 821 0.10 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 729 0.09 –0.11 0 ±0
Alicantine Democratic Union (UniDA) 715 0.09 New 0 ±0
Cantonal Party (PCAN) 685 0.09 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Workers' Party (POR) 522 0.07 New 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Left (ENV) 327 0.04 –0.01 0 ±0
Gray Panthers of Spain (ACI) 294 0.04 New 0 ±0
Spanish Democratic Republican Action (ARDE) 292 0.04 New 0 ±0
Coalition for a New Socialist Party (CNPS)1 271 0.03 –0.06 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 244 0.03 –0.03 0 ±0
Natural Law Party (PLN) 200 0.03 New 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,163 0.53 +0.03
Total 782,921 10 ±0
Valid votes 782,921 99.48 +0.13
Invalid votes 4,074 0.52 –0.13
Votes cast / turnout 786,995 81.75 +7.66
Abstentions 175,647 18.25 –7.66
Registered voters 962,642
Sources[16]

1989 general electionEdit

Summary of the 29 October 1989 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 290,886 43.80 –5.53 5 –1
People's Party (PP)1 195,031 29.37 –0.16 3 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 66,230 9.97 +0.34 1 ±0
United LeftUnited Left of the Valencian Country (IU–EU) 59,491 8.96 +4.05 1 +1
The Greens–Green List (LV–LV) 10,312 1.55 +0.67 0 ±0
Ruiz-Mateos Group (Ruiz-Mateos) 7,784 1.17 New 0 ±0
Valencian People's Union (UPV) 6,985 1.05 +0.15 0 ±0
The Ecologist Greens (LVE) 6,348 0.96 New 0 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 3,960 0.60 +0.32 0 ±0
Workers' Party of Spain–Communist Unity (PTE–UC)2 3,162 0.48 –0.47 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 2,420 0.36 –0.07 0 ±0
Social Democratic Coalition (CSD) 1,871 0.28 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,632 0.25 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 1,359 0.20 –0.12 0 ±0
Cantonalist Party of the Alicantine Country (Alicantón) 1,041 0.16 New 0 ±0
Spanish Vertex Ecological Development Revindication (VERDE) 889 0.13 New 0 ±0
Alliance for the Republic (AxR)3 570 0.09 –0.04 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 398 0.06 New 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist LeftValencian Regional Union (ENV–URV) 360 0.05 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist–Leninist) (PCE (m–l))4 0 0.00 –0.16 0 ±0
Blank ballots 3,331 0.50 +0.04
Total 664,060 10 ±0
Valid votes 664,060 99.35 +1.38
Invalid votes 4,372 0.65 –1.38
Votes cast / turnout 668,432 74.09 –0.74
Abstentions 233,805 25.91 +0.74
Registered voters 902,237
Sources[17]

1986 general electionEdit

Summary of the 22 June 1986 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 314,763 49.33 –4.81 6 ±0
People's Coalition (APPDPPL)1 188,399 29.53 +0.51 3 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 61,446 9.63 +7.07 1 +1
United Left (IU)2 31,340 4.91 +0.84 0 ±0
Democratic Reformist Party (PRD) 11,407 1.79 New 0 ±0
Communists' Unity Board (MUC) 6,031 0.95 New 0 ±0
Valencian People's Union (UPV) 5,735 0.90 +0.53 0 ±0
The Greens (LV) 5,638 0.88 New 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 2,730 0.43 –0.13 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 2,071 0.32 +0.32 0 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 1,786 0.28 New 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 1,351 0.21 +0.10 0 ±0
Republican Popular Unity (UPR)3 1,038 0.16 +0.09 0 ±0
Internationalist Socialist Workers' Party (POSI) 827 0.13 New 0 ±0
Party of the Communists of Catalonia (PCC) 533 0.08 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,954 0.46 +0.01
Total 638,049 10 +1
Valid votes 638,049 97.97 +0.05
Invalid votes 13,226 2.03 –0.05
Votes cast / turnout 651,275 74.83 –9.62
Abstentions 219,072 25.17 +9.62
Registered voters 870,347
Sources[18]

1982 general electionEdit

Summary of the 28 October 1982 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 352,632 54.14 +14.76 6 +2
People's Alliance–People's Democratic Party–Valencian Union (APPDPUV)1 189,040 29.02 +23.80 3 +3
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 46,940 7.21 –30.26 0 –4
Communist Party of the Valencian Country (PCE–PV) 26,531 4.07 –7.13 0 –1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 16,680 2.56 New 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 3,656 0.56 New 0 ±0
New Force (FN)2 3,461 0.53 –1.41 0 ±0
Valencian People's Union (UPV)3 2,414 0.37 New 0 ±0
Spanish Communist Workers' Party (PCOE) 1,327 0.20 New 0 ±0
United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV) 1,226 0.19 –0.45 0 ±0
Spanish Solidarity (SE) 863 0.13 New 0 ±0
Falangist Movement of Spain (MFE) 713 0.11 New 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 688 0.11 –0.06 0 ±0
Communist League–Internationalist Socialist Workers' Coalition (LC (COSI)) 636 0.10 New 0 ±0
Republican Left (IR) 610 0.09 –0.35 0 ±0
Communist Unity Candidacy (CUC)4 602 0.09 –0.55 0 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist–Leninist) (PCE (m–l)) 444 0.07 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Socialist Party (PS)5 0 0.00 –0.94 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,920 0.45 +0.25
Total 651,383 9 ±0
Valid votes 651,383 97.92 –0.87
Invalid votes 13,805 2.08 +0.87
Votes cast / turnout 665,188 84.45 +10.96
Abstentions 122,521 15.55 –10.96
Registered voters 787,709
Sources[19]

1979 general electionEdit

Summary of the 1 March 1979 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)1 218,137 39.38 –3.39 4 ±0
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 207,570 37.47 +1.58 4 ±0
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 62,018 11.20 +2.01 1 ±0
Democratic Coalition (CD)2 28,917 5.22 –1.29 0 ±0
National Union (UN)3 10,759 1.94 +1.04 0 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (historical) (PSOEh)4 5,196 0.94 +0.12 0 ±0
Workers' Communist Party (PCT) 3,538 0.64 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Organization (ORT)5 3,123 0.56 +0.36 0 ±0
Left Bloc for National Liberation (BEAN) 2,568 0.46 New 0 ±0
Communist MovementOrganization of Communist Left (MCPV–OIC) 2,534 0.46 New 0 ±0
Republican Left (IR) 2,439 0.44 New 0 ±0
Party of Labour of Spain (PTE)6 1,628 0.29 –0.21 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (Authentic) (FE–JONS(A)) 1,531 0.28 –0.04 0 ±0
Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) 1,017 0.18 New 0 ±0
Carlist Party (PC) 925 0.17 New 0 ±0
Communist OrganizationCommunist Unification (OCEBR–UCE) 922 0.17 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 1,110 0.20 ±0.00
Total 553,932 9 ±0
Valid votes 553,932 98.79 +0.11
Invalid votes 6,782 1.21 –0.11
Votes cast / turnout 560,714 73.49 –8.70
Abstentions 202,268 26.51 +8.70
Registered voters 762,982
Sources[20]

1977 general electionEdit

Summary of the 15 June 1977 Congress of Deputies election results in Alicante
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 213,242 38.83 n/a 4 n/a
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 197,100 35.89 n/a 4 n/a
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 50,444 9.19 n/a 1 n/a
People's Alliance (AP) 35,755 6.51 n/a 0 n/a
People's Socialist PartySocialist Unity (PSP–US) 21,621 3.94 n/a 0 n/a
Christian Democratic Team of the Spanish State (FDCUDPV) 8,160 1.49 n/a 0 n/a
Spanish Social Reform (RSE) 5,240 0.95 n/a 0 n/a
Democratic Socialist Alliance (ASDCI) 4,479 0.82 n/a 0 n/a
National Alliance July 18 (AN18) 4,028 0.73 n/a 0 n/a
Democratic Left Front (FDI) 2,726 0.50 n/a 0 n/a
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (Authentic) (FE–JONS(A)) 1,760 0.32 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Electoral Group (AET) 1,101 0.20 n/a 0 n/a
José Antonio Circles (CJA) 943 0.17 n/a 0 n/a
Labour Federation (FL) 788 0.14 n/a 0 n/a
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 726 0.13 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 1,071 0.20 n/a
Total 549,184 9 n/a
Valid votes 549,184 98.68 n/a
Invalid votes 7,341 1.32 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 556,525 82.19 n/a
Abstentions 120,631 17.81 n/a
Registered voters 677,156
Sources[21]

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