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Results breakdown of the 1996 Spanish general election (Congress)

This is the results breakdown of the Congress of Deputies election held in Spain on 3 March 1996. The following tables show detailed results in each of the country's 17 autonomous communities and in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, as well as a summary of constituency results.[1]

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Party
Votes
%
Seats
PP 9,716,006 38.8% 156
PSOE 9,425,678 37.6% 141
IU 2,639,774 10.5% 21
CiU 1,151,633 4.6% 16
EAJ/PNV 318,951 1.3% 5
CC 220,418 0.9% 4
BNG 220,147 0.9% 2
HB 181,304 0.7% 2
ERC 167,641 0.7% 1
Others 1,004,724 4.0% 2
Total
25,046,276 100.0% 350

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Electoral systemEdit

348 members of the Congress of Deputies were elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 3 percent of valid votes—which included blank ballots—being applied in each constituency. Parties not reaching the threshold were not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Additionally, the use of the D'Hondt method might result in an effective threshold over three percent, depending on the district magnitude.[2] Seats were allocated to constituencies, corresponding to the provinces of Spain. Each constituency was entitled to an initial minimum of two seats, with the remaining 248 allocated among the constituencies in proportion to their populations. Ceuta and Melilla were allocated the two remaining seats, which were elected using plurality voting. Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprised all nationals over eighteen and in full enjoyment of their political rights.[3]

The electoral law provided that parties, federations, coalitions and groupings of electors were allowed to present lists of candidates. However, groupings of electors were required to secure the signature of at least 1 percent of the electors registered in the constituency for which they sought election. Electors were 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 were required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election being called.[4][5][6][7]

NationwideEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP)1 9,716,006 38.79 +3.42 156 +14
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 9,425,678 37.63 –1.15 141 –18
United Left (IU) 2,639,774 10.54 +0.99 21 +3
Convergence and Union (CiU) 1,151,633 4.60 –0.34 16 –1
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 318,951 1.27 +0.03 5 ±0
Canarian Coalition (CC) 220,418 0.88 ±0.00 4 ±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 220,147 0.88 +0.34 2 +2
Popular Unity (HB) 181,304 0.72 –0.16 2 ±0
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 167,641 0.67 –0.13 1 ±0
Andalusian Party (PA)2 134,800 0.54 –0.05 0 ±0
Basque Solidarity (EA) 115,861 0.46 –0.09 1 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 91,575 0.37 –0.11 1 ±0
The European Greens (LVE) 61,689 0.25 –0.54 0 ±0
Aragonese Union (CHA) 49,739 0.20 +0.17 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 44,771 0.18 –1.58 0 ±0
Valencian People's UnionNationalist Bloc (UPV–BN) 26,777 0.11 –0.06 0 ±0
Nationalists of the Balearic Islands (PSM–ENE) 24,644 0.10 +0.01 0 ±0
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 17,177 0.07 New 0 ±0
Convergence of Democrats of Navarre (CDN) 17,020 0.07 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)3 14,854 0.06 –0.07 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 14,513 0.06 +0.02 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 13,482 0.05 +0.01 0 ±0
Asturianist Party (PAS) 12,213 0.05 ±0.00 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 12,114 0.05 +0.05 0 ±0
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 12,049 0.05 –0.01 0 ±0
Basque Citizen Initiative (ICV–Gorordo) 11,833 0.05 New 0 ±0
The Greens of Madrid (LVM) 8,483 0.03 New 0 ±0
Extremaduran Coalition (CEx)4 7,312 0.03 +0.02 0 ±0
Majorcan Union (UM) 6,943 0.03 –0.01 0 ±0
Commoners' Land–Castilian Nationalist Party (TC–PNC) 6,206 0.02 ±0.00 0 ±0
Riojan Party (PR) 6,065 0.02 –0.01 0 ±0
Ecologist Party of Catalonia (PEC) 4,305 0.02 –0.02 0 ±0
Regionalist Unity of Castile and León (URCL) 4,061 0.02 +0.01 0 ±0
Andalusian Nation (NA) 3,505 0.01 New 0 ±0
Alliance for National Unity (AUN) 3,397 0.01 New 0 ±0
Salamanca–Zamora–León–PREPAL (PREPAL) 2,762 0.01 ±0.00 0 ±0
SOS Nature (SOS) 2,753 0.01 New 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)5 2,744 0.01 –0.02 0 ±0
Popular Front of the Canary Islands (FREPIC) 2,567 0.01 New 0 ±0
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 2,365 0.01 +0.01 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of Castilla–La Mancha (PRCM) 2,279 0.01 New 0 ±0
Galician People's Front (FPG) 2,065 0.01 New 0 ±0
Independent Socialists of Extremadura (SIEx) 1,678 0.01 New 0 ±0
Madrilenian Independent Regional Party (PRIM) 1,671 0.01 ±0.00 0 ±0
Red–Green Party (PRV) 1,656 0.01 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 1,550 0.01 ±0.00 0 ±0
New Region (NR) 1,452 0.01 New 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 1,237 0.00 –0.01 0 ±0
Citizen Independent Platform of Catalonia (PICC) 1,229 0.00 New 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Left (ENV) 1,023 0.00 –0.01 0 ±0
Party of El Bierzo (PB) 1,000 0.00 –0.01 0 ±0
Nationalist Canarian Party (PCN) 722 0.00 New 0 ±0
Alicantine Provincial Union (UPRA) 651 0.00 ±0.00 0 ±0
Democratic Andalusian Unity (UAD) 627 0.00 New 0 ±0
Citizen Democratic Action (ADEC) 598 0.00 New 0 ±0
Voice of the Andalusian People (VDPA) 529 0.00 New 0 ±0
European Nation State (N) 495 0.00 New 0 ±0
Social and Autonomist Liberal Group (ALAS) 402 0.00 New 0 ±0
Balearic Alliance (ABA) 379 0.00 New 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of Guadalajara (PRGU) 338 0.00 ±0.00 0 ±0
Spanish Autonomous League (LAE) 296 0.00 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Social Dynamic (DSA) 265 0.00 New 0 ±0
Party of The People (LG) 243 0.00 ±0.00 0 ±0
Inter-Zamoran Party (PIZ) 215 0.00 New 0 ±0
Nationalist Party of Melilla (PNM) 200 0.00 New 0 ±0
Centrists of the Valencian Community (CCV) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Workers' Party (POR) 0 0.00 –0.03 0 ±0
Party of Self-employed of Spain (PAE) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Tenerife Independent Familiar Groups (AFIT) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 243,345 0.97 +0.17
Total 25,046,276 350 ±0
Valid votes 25,046,276 99.50 +0.04
Invalid votes 125,782 0.50 –0.04
Votes cast / turnout 25,172,058 77.38 +0.94
Abstentions 7,359,775 22.62 –0.94
Registered voters 32,531,833
Sources[8][9]

SummaryEdit

ConstituenciesEdit

Summary of constituency results in the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election
Constituency PP PSOE IU CiU PNV CC BNG HB ERC EA UV
% S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
La Coruña 47.3 5 33.9 3 4.3 12.7 1
Álava 27.3 2 25.4 1 11.7 20.2 1 7.5 5.6
Albacete 44.7 2 43.9 2 9.6
Alicante 45.7 5 40.0 5 10.6 1 0.1 0.5
Almería 40.2 2 47.1 3 9.9
Asturias 41.0 4 39.9 4 15.5 1
Ávila 58.7 2 30.4 1 7.7
Badajoz 39.2 3 48.8 3 9.9
Balearics 45.1 4 36.0 3 7.7 0.4
Barcelona 18.4 6 40.3 13 8.7 2 27.4 9 3.8 1
Biscay 18.4 2 23.8 2 9.7 1 29.2 3 9.9 1 5.2
Burgos 54.4 3 30.8 1 11.1
Cáceres 42.0 2 47.9 3 7.3
Cádiz 35.4 4 43.9 4 13.2 1
Cantabria 50.5 3 35.6 2 11.4
Castellón 46.5 3 40.0 2 7.6 0.3 2.0
Ceuta 53.2 1 35.8 2.2
Ciudad Real 45.0 2 45.2 3 8.2
Córdoba 33.0 2 44.6 4 18.6 1
Cuenca 50.2 2 42.4 1 5.6
Gipuzkoa 14.3 1 22.7 2 7.3 19.7 1 18.4 1 14.7 1
Girona 12.0 36.5 2 3.4 41.4 3 5.6
Granada 38.4 3 46.5 3 12.0 1
Guadalajara 51.9 2 34.9 1 10.7
Huelva 33.9 2 52.1 3 10.2
Huesca 45.6 2 41.1 1 7.5
Jaén 36.9 3 48.7 3 11.7
La Rioja 49.4 2 36.6 2 8.7
Las Palmas 42.4 3 25.9 2 5.7 24.0 2
León 48.7 3 37.9 2 7.7
Lleida 17.9 1 33.0 1 3.3 39.3 2 5.6
Lugo 53.5 3 32.5 1 2.6 10.0
Madrid 49.3 17 31.4 11 16.4 6
Málaga 38.5 4 42.0 5 15.2 1
Melilla 50.6 1 43.3 3.5
Murcia 49.9 5 38.0 3 10.5 1
Navarre 37.1 2 30.3 2 12.4 1 1.0 8.2 3.8
Orense 48.8 2 36.3 2 1.7 12.1
Palencia 51.3 2 37.9 1 7.9
Pontevedra 47.1 4 32.5 3 4.1 14.6 1
Salamanca 54.1 3 35.0 1 8.1
Santa Cruz de Tenerife 32.4 2 34.5 3 5.2 26.3 2
Segovia 54.8 2 32.2 1 8.9
Seville 31.4 4 50.1 7 13.4 2
Soria 55.2 2 34.3 1 7.9
Tarragona 20.1 1 38.1 3 5.1 30.8 2 4.9
Teruel 49.2 2 41.2 1 6.0
Toledo 48.2 3 41.8 2 8.2
Valencia 42.0 7 37.0 6 12.1 2 0.1 5.6 1
Valladolid 48.9 3 35.8 2 12.6
Zamora 54.0 2 37.0 1 5.6
Zaragoza 48.3 4 31.9 3 10.1
Total 38.8 156 37.6 141 10.5 21 4.6 16 1.3 5 0.9 4 0.9 2 0.7 2 0.7 1 0.5 1 0.4 1

RegionsEdit

Summary of regional results in the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election
Region PP PSOE IU CiU PNV CC BNG HB ERC EA UV
% S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
Andalusia 35.4 24 46.7 32 13.5 6
Aragon 47.9 8 34.6 5 9.1
Asturias 41.0 4 39.9 4 15.5 1
Balearics 45.1 4 36.0 3 7.7 0.4
Basque Country 18.3 5 23.7 5 9.2 1 25.0 5 12.3 2 8.2 1
Canary Islands 37.6 5 30.0 5 5.5 25.1 4
Cantabria 50.5 3 35.6 2 11.4
Castile and León 52.2 22 35.0 11 9.1
Castilla–La Mancha 47.2 11 42.6 9 8.4
Catalonia 18.0 8 39.4 19 7.6 2 29.6 16 4.2 1
Ceuta 53.2 1 35.8 2.2
Extremadura 40.3 5 48.4 6 8.9
Galicia 48.3 14 33.5 9 3.6 12.9 2
La Rioja 49.4 2 36.6 2 8.7
Madrid 49.3 17 31.4 11 16.4 6
Melilla 50.6 1 43.3 3.5
Murcia 49.9 5 38.0 3 10.5 1
Navarre 37.1 2 30.3 2 12.4 1 1.0 8.2 3.8
Valencian Community 43.7 15 38.3 13 11.1 3 0.1 3.5 1
Total 38.8 156 37.6 141 10.5 21 4.6 16 1.3 5 0.9 4 0.9 2 0.7 2 0.7 1 0.5 1 0.4 1

Autonomous communitiesEdit

AndalusiaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Andalusia
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party of Andalusia (PSOE–A) 2,017,857 46.66 –4.79 32 –5
People's Party (PP) 1,530,057 35.38 +5.58 24 +4
United Left/The Greens–Assembly for Andalusia (IULV–CA) 582,970 13.48 +1.40 6 +2
Andalusian Party (PA)1 134,800 3.12 –0.37 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Andalusian People (PCPA) 5,309 0.12 –0.01 0 ±0
Andalusian Nation (NA) 3,505 0.08 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 3,249 0.08 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 3,092 0.07 –0.80 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)2 2,816 0.07 ±0.00 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 2,784 0.06 +0.03 0 ±0
Democratic Andalusian Unity (UAD) 627 0.01 New 0 ±0
Voice of the Andalusian People (VDPA) 529 0.01 New 0 ±0
Alliance for National Unity (AUN) 351 0.01 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 346 0.01 ±0.00 0 ±0
Blank ballots 36,055 0.83 +0.31
Total 4,324,347 62 +1
Valid votes 4,324,347 99.42 –0.15
Invalid votes 25,418 0.58 +0.15
Votes cast / turnout 4,349,765 78.00 +1.80
Abstentions 1,226,813 22.00 –1.80
Registered voters 5,576,578
Sources[10][9]

AragonEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Aragon
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's PartyAragonese Party (PP–PAR)1 370,975 47.92 –3.96 8 +3
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 268,189 34.64 +0.31 5 –2
United Left of Aragon (IU) 70,755 9.14 –0.57 0 –1
Aragonese Union (CHA) 49,739 6.42 +5.59 0 ±0
SOS Nature (SOS) 2,753 0.36 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)2 710 0.09 –0.13 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 613 0.08 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 521 0.07 –1.28 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 299 0.04 +0.01 0 ±0
Aragonese Social Dynamics (DSA) 265 0.03 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,359 1.21 +0.49
Total 774,178 13 ±0
Valid votes 774,178 99.51 +0.10
Invalid votes 3,820 0.49 –0.10
Votes cast / turnout 777,998 77.46 –0.70
Abstentions 226,404 22.54 +0.70
Registered voters 1,004,402
Sources[11][9]

AsturiasEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Asturias
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 297,079 41.03 +3.66 4 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 288,558 39.85 +0.53 4 ±0
United Left (IU) 112,339 15.51 +0.07 1 ±0
Asturianist Party (PAS) 12,213 1.69 +0.09 0 ±0
The Greens of Asturias (LV) 3,575 0.49 –0.17 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,709 0.24 –3.43 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 813 0.11 –0.15 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 497 0.07 –0.26 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 487 0.07 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,805 0.94 +0.03
Total 724,075 9 ±0
Valid votes 724,075 99.52 –0.07
Invalid votes 3,492 0.48 +0.07
Votes cast / turnout 727,567 75.91 +0.48
Abstentions 230,845 24.09 –0.48
Registered voters 958,412
Sources[12][9]

BalearicsEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in the Balearics
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 194,859 45.13 –1.28 4 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 155,244 35.95 +1.98 3 ±0
United Left of the Balearic Islands (IU) 33,224 7.69 +1.73 0 ±0
Nationalists of the Balearic Islands (PSM–ENE) 24,644 5.71 +0.83 0 ±0
The Greens of the Balearic Islands (EVIB) 9,539 2.21 +0.04 0 ±0
Majorcan Union (UM) 6,943 1.61 –0.83 0 ±0
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 1,802 0.42 –0.27 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 449 0.10 –1.75 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)1 384 0.09 ±0.00 0 ±0
Balearic Alliance (ABA) 379 0.09 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,318 1.00 +0.16
Total 431,785 7 ±0
Valid votes 431,785 99.42 –0.02
Invalid votes 2,503 0.58 +0.02
Votes cast / turnout 434,288 71.63 –0.93
Abstentions 172,041 28.31 +0.93
Registered voters 606,329
Sources[13][9]

Basque CountryEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in the Basque Country
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 315,793 25.04 +0.99 5 ±0
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE)) 298,499 23.67 –0.85 5 –2
People's Party (PP) 231,286 18.34 +3.66 5 +1
Popular Unity (HB) 154,853 12.28 –2.31 2 ±0
United Left (IU/EB) 116,133 9.21 +2.90 1 +1
Basque Solidarity (EA) 103,628 8.22 –1.63 1 ±0
Basque Citizen Initiative (ICV–Gorordo) 11,833 0.94 New 0 ±0
European Greens–Basque Country Greens (VE–EHB) 6,031 0.48 –0.54 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 1,246 0.10 –0.16 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 958 0.08 +0.05 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 879 0.07 –0.69 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)2 331 0.03 –0.01 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 139 0.01 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 138 0.01 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Workers' Party (POR) 0 0.00 –0.06 0 ±0
Blank ballots 19,551 1.55 –0.04
Total 1,261,298 19 ±0
Valid votes 1,261,298 99.31 +0.08
Invalid votes 8,777 0.69 –0.08
Votes cast / turnout 1,270,075 71.53 +1.80
Abstentions 505,605 28.47 –1.80
Registered voters 1,775,680
Sources[14][9]

Canary IslandsEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in the Canary Islands
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 330,513 37.62 +3.69 5 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 263,249 29.97 +0.12 5 ±0
Canarian Coalition (CC) 220,418 25.09 –0.49 4 ±0
Canarian United Left (IUC) 48,172 5.48 +0.50 0 ±0
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 3,362 0.38 New 0 ±0
Popular Front of the Canary Islands (FREPIC) 2,567 0.29 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Canarian People (PCPC) 1,180 0.13 +0.02 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,170 0.13 –1.09 0 ±0
Green Left of the Canary Islands (Izegzawen) 1,117 0.13 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 734 0.08 +0.01 0 ±0
Nationalist Canarian Party (PCN) 722 0.08 New 0 ±0
Party of The People (LG) 243 0.03 –0.02 0 ±0
Tenerife Independent Familiar Groups (AFIT) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,017 0.57 –0.06
Total 878,464 14 ±0
Valid votes 878,464 99.58 +0.33
Invalid votes 3,699 0.42 –0.33
Votes cast / turnout 882,163 69.14 +0.22
Abstentions 393,751 30.86 –0.22
Registered voters 1,275,914
Sources[15][9]

CantabriaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Cantabria
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 175,651 50.47 +13.44 3 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 123,940 35.61 –1.56 2 –1
United Left (IU) 39,541 11.36 +3.94 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,408 0.40 –1.14 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 640 0.18 +0.02 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 608 0.17 +0.10 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 377 0.11 –0.11 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 257 0.07 +0.02 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,578 1.60 +0.31
Total 348,000 5 ±0
Valid votes 348,000 99.29 +0.10
Invalid votes 2,477 0.71 –0.10
Votes cast / turnout 350,477 79.31 +0.33
Abstentions 91,457 20.69 –0.33
Registered voters 441,934
Sources[16][9]

Castile and LeónEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Castile and León
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 878,981 52.20 +4.83 22 +2
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 589,869 35.03 –1.68 11 –2
United Left of Castile and León (IUCL) 153,705 9.13 +0.99 0 ±0
Leonese People's Union (UPL) 12,049 0.72 –0.03 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 7,327 0.44 –3.70 0 ±0
Commoners' Land–Castilian Nationalist Party (TC–PNC) 5,289 0.31 +0.14 0 ±0
Regionalist Unity of Castile and León (URCL) 4,061 0.24 +0.07 0 ±0
Salamanca–Zamora–León–PREPAL (PREPAL) 1,947 0.12 +0.05 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,438 0.09 +0.05 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 1,346 0.08 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 1,339 0.08 New 0 ±0
The European Greens (LVE) 1,109 0.07 –0.54 0 ±0
Party of El Bierzo (PB) 1,000 0.06 –0.06 0 ±0
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 840 0.05 New 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 493 0.03 +0.02 0 ±0
Inter-Zamoran Party (PIZ) 215 0.01 New 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)1 56 0.00 –0.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 22,683 1.35 +0.18
Total 1,683,747 33 ±0
Valid votes 1,683,747 99.38 +0.13
Invalid votes 10,561 0.62 –0.13
Votes cast / turnout 1,694,308 79.01 +0.74
Abstentions 450,054 20.99 –0.74
Registered voters 2,144,362
Sources[17][9]

Castilla–La ManchaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Castilla–La Mancha
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 534,983 47.18 +4.15 11 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 483,251 42.62 –2.68 9 –1
United Left–Left of Castilla–La Mancha (IU–ICAM) 95,199 8.40 +0.79 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 3,424 0.30 –1.73 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of Castilla–La Mancha (PRCM) 2,279 0.20 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,014 0.09 +0.05 0 ±0
Commoners' Land–Castilian Nationalist Party (TC–PNC) 917 0.08 –0.01 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 829 0.07 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 694 0.06 New 0 ±0
Red–Green Party (PRV) 680 0.06 New 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of Guadalajara (PRGU) 338 0.03 +0.01 0 ±0
Blank ballots 10,256 0.90 +0.13
Total 1,133,864 20 ±0
Valid votes 1,133,864 99.37 –0.01
Invalid votes 7,185 0.63 +0.01
Votes cast / turnout 1,141,049 83.09 +0.96
Abstentions 232,263 16.91 –0.96
Registered voters 1,373,312
Sources[18][9]

CataloniaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Catalonia
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC–PSOE) 1,531,143 39.36 +4.49 19 +1
Convergence and Union (CiU) 1,151,633 29.61 –2.21 16 –1
People's Party (PP) 698,400 17.96 +0.92 8 ±0
Initiative for CataloniaThe Greens (IC–EV) 296,985 7.64 +0.18 2 –1
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 162,545 4.18 –0.92 1 ±0
The European Greens–Ecologist Alternative of Catalonia (EVE–AEC) 7,828 0.20 –0.80 0 ±0
Ecologist Party of Catalonia (PEC) 4,305 0.11 –0.14 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 2,752 0.07 –0.68 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 2,642 0.07 –0.19 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 1,633 0.04 +0.02 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,527 0.04 ±0.00 0 ±0
Citizen Independent Platform of Catalonia (PICC) 1,229 0.03 New 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)2 655 0.02 –0.01 0 ±0
European Nation State (N) 495 0.01 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Workers' Party (POR) 0 0.00 –0.09 0 ±0
Blank ballots 25,857 0.66 ±0.00
Total 3,889,629 46 –1
Valid votes 3,889,629 99.67 +0.08
Invalid votes 12,918 0.33 –0.08
Votes cast / turnout 3,902,547 76.52 +1.15
Abstentions 1,197,184 23.48 –1.15
Registered voters 5,099,731
Sources[19][9]

ExtremaduraEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Extremadura
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 339,903 48.43 –3.07 6 –1
People's Party (PP) 282,698 40.28 +4.51 5 +1
United LeftThe Greens–Commitment for Extremadura (IU–LV–CE) 62,502 8.90 +1.06 0 ±0
Extremaduran Coalition (CEx)1 7,312 1.04 +0.73 0 ±0
Independent Socialists of Extremadura (SIEx) 1,678 0.24 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,007 0.14 –1.90 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 584 0.08 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 481 0.07 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 199 0.03 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 174 0.02 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 140 0.02 ±0.00 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)2 124 0.02 –0.02 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,081 0.72 +0.18
Total 701,883 11 ±0
Valid votes 701,883 99.57 +0.05
Invalid votes 3,022 0.43 –0.05
Votes cast / turnout 704,905 82.33 +1.87
Abstentions 151,293 17.67 –1.87
Registered voters 856,198
Sources[20][9]

GaliciaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Galicia
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 827,405 48.31 +1.19 14 –1
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE) 574,491 33.54 –2.41 9 –2
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 220,147 12.85 +4.84 2 +2
United Left–Galician Left (EU–EG) 62,253 3.63 –1.08 0 ±0
The European Greens–The Greens of Galicia (LVE–OVG) 6,596 0.39 +0.05 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 2,613 0.15 –1.38 0 ±0
Galician People's Front (FPG) 2,065 0.12 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,444 0.08 +0.03 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 121 0.01 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 15,683 0.92 +0.05
Total 1,712,818 25 –1
Valid votes 1,712,818 99.35 +0.08
Invalid votes 11,161 0.65 –0.08
Votes cast / turnout 1,723,979 71.40 +1.76
Abstentions 690,684 28.60 –1.76
Registered voters 2,414,663
Sources[21][9]

La RiojaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in La Rioja
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 88,069 49.41 +3.15 2 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 65,311 36.65 –0.95 2 ±0
United Left–La Rioja (IU) 15,530 8.71 +1.75 0 ±0
Riojan Party (PR) 6,065 3.40 –1.02 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 472 0.26 –1.86 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 167 0.09 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 2,612 1.47 +0.22
Total 178,226 4 ±0
Valid votes 178,226 99.40 –0.04
Invalid votes 1,080 0.60 +0.04
Votes cast / turnout 179,306 80.92 +0.92
Abstentions 42,277 19.08 –0.92
Registered voters 221,583
Sources[22][9]

MadridEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Madrid
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 1,642,489 49.29 +5.37 17 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 1,046,904 31.42 –3.54 11 –2
United Left (IU) 547,901 16.44 +1.86 6 +1
The Greens–Green Group (LV–GV) 12,975 0.39 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 12,220 0.37 –2.62 0 ±0
The Greens of Madrid (LVM) 8,483 0.25 New 0 ±0
The European Greens–The Alternative Greens (LVE) 5,492 0.16 –0.91 0 ±0
Alliance for National Unity (AUN) 1,907 0.06 New 0 ±0
Madrilenian Independent Regional Party (PRIM) 1,671 0.05 –0.01 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 1,588 0.05 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,495 0.04 +0.01 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 1,339 0.04 –0.11 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 1,031 0.03 New 0 ±0
Red–Green Party (PRV) 976 0.03 New 0 ±0
Independent Spanish Phalanx (FEI) 867 0.03 –0.01 0 ±0
Regionalist Party of the Leonese Country (PREPAL) 815 0.02 New 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)2 712 0.02 ±0.00 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 656 0.02 –0.02 0 ±0
Citizen Democratic Action (ADEC) 598 0.00 New 0 ±0
Party of Self-employed of Spain (PAE) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Revolutionary Workers' Party (POR) 0 0.00 –0.04 0 ±0
Blank ballots 41,927 1.26 +0.28
Total 3,332,046 34 ±0
Valid votes 3,332,046 99.68 +0.07
Invalid votes 10,582 0.32 –0.07
Votes cast / turnout 3,342,628 79.59 +0.67
Abstentions 857,171 20.41 –0.67
Registered voters 4,199,799
Sources[23][9]

MurciaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Murcia
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 350,337 49.89 +2.60 5 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 266,738 37.99 –0.60 3 –1
United Left–The Greens Region of Murcia (IU–LV) 73,961 10.53 +0.82 1 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 1,916 0.27 –1.93 0 ±0
New Region (NR) 1,452 0.21 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 892 0.13 New 0 ±0
Alliance for National Unity (AUN) 711 0.10 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 669 0.10 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,516 0.79 +0.27
Total 702,192 9 ±0
Valid votes 702,192 99.54 +0.06
Invalid votes 3,251 0.46 –0.06
Votes cast / turnout 705,443 82.00 +0.44
Abstentions 154,862 18.00 –0.44
Registered voters 860,305
Sources[24][9]

NavarreEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Navarre
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Navarrese People's UnionPeople's Party (UPN–PP) 120,335 37.12 +0.99 2 –1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 98,102 30.26 –4.61 2 ±0
United Left of Navarre (IU/EB) 40,354 12.45 +3.74 1 +1
Popular Unity (HB) 26,451 8.16 –2.21 0 ±0
Convergence of Democrats of Navarre (CDN) 17,020 5.25 New 0 ±0
Basque Solidarity (EA) 12,233 3.77 +0.09 0 ±0
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV) 3,158 0.97 –0.17 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT) 501 0.15 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 356 0.11 –1.58 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 196 0.06 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,480 1.69 +0.24
Total 324,186 5 ±0
Valid votes 324,186 99.38 +0.14
Invalid votes 2,015 0.62 –0.14
Votes cast / turnout 326,201 73.45 –0.13
Abstentions 117,893 26.55 +0.13
Registered voters 444,094
Sources[25][9]

Valencian CommunityEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in the Valencian Community
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 1,130,813 43.73 +3.25 15 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 990,993 38.32 –0.03 13 +1
United Left of the Valencian Country (EUPV) 286,582 11.08 +0.55 3 ±0
Valencian Union (UV) 91,575 3.54 –1.07 1 ±0
Valencian People's UnionNationalist Bloc (UPV–BN) 26,777 1.04 –0.64 0 ±0
The Greens of the Valencian Country (EV) 20,402 0.79 –0.15 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 3,906 0.15 +0.07 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 3,382 0.13 –1.51 0 ±0
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 3,294 0.13 New 0 ±0
Authentic Spanish Phalanx (FEA) 1,602 0.06 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 1,122 0.04 –0.03 0 ±0
Valencian Nationalist Left (ENV) 1,023 0.04 –0.02 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 1,000 0.04 +0.01 0 ±0
Alicantine Provincial Union (UPRA) 651 0.03 ±0.00 0 ±0
Republican Coalition (CR)2 482 0.02 –0.01 0 ±0
Alliance for National Unity (AUN) 428 0.02 New 0 ±0
Social and Autonomist Liberal Group (ALAS) 402 0.02 New 0 ±0
Republican Action (AR) 324 0.01 –0.06 0 ±0
Spanish Autonomous League (LAE) 296 0.01 New 0 ±0
Centrists of the Valencian Community (CCV) 0 0.00 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 20,731 0.80 +0.22
Total 2,585,785 32 +1
Valid votes 2,585,785 99.49 +0.04
Invalid votes 13,328 0.51 –0.04
Votes cast / turnout 2,599,113 81.66 –0.05
Abstentions 583,711 18.34 +0.05
Registered voters 3,182,824
Sources[26][9]

Autonomous citiesEdit

CeutaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Ceuta
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 17,288 53.21 +2.28 1 ±0
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 11,627 35.79 –4.79 0 ±0
Socialist Party of the People of Ceuta (PSPC) 2,365 7.28 +3.43 0 ±0
United Left (IU) 718 2.21 New 0 ±0
Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT)1 56 0.17 –0.16 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 41 0.13 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 395 1.22 +0.45
Total 32,490 1 ±0
Valid votes 32,490 99.26 –0.24
Invalid votes 242 0.74 +0.24
Votes cast / turnout 32,732 63.81 +1.68
Abstentions 18,566 36.19 –1.68
Registered voters 51,298
Sources[27][9]

MelillaEdit

Summary of the 3 March 1996 Congress of Deputies election results in Melilla
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 13,788 50.57 +5.65 1 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 11,810 43.32 –5.47 0 –1
United Left (IU) 950 3.48 +0.88 0 ±0
Nationalist Party of Melilla (PNM) 200 0.73 New 0 ±0
Centrist Union (UC) 74 0.27 –1.88 0 ±0
Blank ballots 441 1.62 +0.39
Total 27,263 1 ±0
Valid votes 27,263 99.09 –0.48
Invalid votes 251 0.91 +0.48
Votes cast / turnout 27,514 61.95 –4.19
Abstentions 16,901 38.05 +4.19
Registered voters 44,415
Sources[28][9]

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