Socialist Party of Navarre

The Socialist Party of Navarre (official Spanish language name: Partido Socialista de Navarra) is a regional branch of the mainstream Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), the main centre-left party in Spain since the 1970s.

Socialist Party of Navarre

Partido Socialista de Navarra
Membership (2014)1,634[1]
IdeologySocial democracy[2]
Spanish unionism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationSpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Parliament of Navarre
11 / 50
Congress of Deputies
1 / 5
(Navarrese seats)
Local seats
208 / 1,889
Website
www.psn-psoe.org/navarra/

HistoryEdit

The party can trace its history to the founding of a socialist support group for like-minded men in Pamplona in August 1902. The Socialist Group of Navarre was subsumed in the PSOE's Basque branch up to 1980, but then it veered towards a Navarre-only stance, refusing to support a referendum on the inclusion of Navarre in a Basque community (December 1979) and aligning itself in this particular point with rightist forces (UCD, UPN).

In August 2007, Socialist chief officials in Madrid instructed the head of the party in Navarre Carlos Chivite and his PSN peers to undo the agreement reached with Nafarroa Bai to produce a progressive majority, and allow UPN to govern Navarre instead.[3] The former Secretary-General was Roberto Jiménez, who won 70.5% of the vote in an election at the ninth regional congress on June 28, 2008. He took over from Carlos Chivite after the latter's death earlier that same year. In the 2008 elections for the Parliament of Navarre the party received 115,837 votes, placing second behind the governing UPN. Since December 2014, Maria Chivite, niece of Carlos Chivite, is the Secretary-General of the PSN.

In February 2014, during the latest crisis affecting the credit of UPN high-ranking officials in government,[4] PSN refused to impeach regional president Yolanda Barcina despite the clarity of the allegations and wide consensus among Navarrese political forces on the severity of the institutional crisis. Instead, the PSN leader Roberto Jimenez focused on "thoroughly condemning" and extensively elaborating on verbal abuse hurled by a crowd of protesters voicing their anger at Y. Barcina and other UPN officials in Tafalla.[5][6] In 2011 members disaffected with PSN's alliance policy contributed to the foundation of the coalition Izquierda-Ezkerra—2 MPs in the Parliament of Navarre (July 2015).

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliament of NavarreEdit

Parliament of Navarre
Election Votes % # Seats +/– Leading candidate Status in legislature
1979 48,289 18.94% 2nd
15 / 70
Jesús Malón Mandatory coalition
1983 94,737 35.63% 1st
20 / 50
 5 Gabriel Urralburu None
Minority (from May 1984)
1987 78,453 27.68% 1st
15 / 50
 5 Gabriel Urralburu Minority
1991 91,645 33.36% 2nd
19 / 50
 4 Gabriel Urralburu Opposition
1995 62,021 20.87% 2nd
11 / 50
 8 Javier Otano Coalition (PSN–CDNEA)
Opposition (from September 1996)
1999 61,531 20.28% 2nd
11 / 50
 0 Juan José Lizarbe Opposition
2003 65,003 21.15% 2nd
11 / 50
 0 Juan José Lizarbe Opposition
2007 74,157 22.49% 3rd
12 / 50
 1 Fernando Puras Opposition
2011 51,238 15.85% 2nd
9 / 50
 3 Roberto Jiménez Coalition (UPN–PSN)
Opposition (from June 2012)
2015 45,164 13.37% 5th
7 / 50
 2 María Chivite Opposition
2019 71,838 20.63% 2nd
11 / 50
 4 María Chivite Coalition (PSN–GBaiPodemos)

Cortes GeneralesEdit

Cortes Generales
Election Navarre
Congress Senate
Votes % # Seats +/– Seats +/–
1977 54,720 21.17% 2nd
2 / 5
0 / 4
1979 55,399 21.90% 2nd
1 / 5
 1
1 / 4
 1
1982 112,186 37.64% 1st
3 / 5
 2
3 / 4
 2
1986 97,010 35.52% 1st
2 / 5
 1
3 / 4
 0
1989 86,677 31.19% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 2
1993 108,305 34.87% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 0
1996 98,102 30.26% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 0
2000 82,688 27.32% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 0
2004 113,906 33.55% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 0
2008 117,920 34.76% 2nd
2 / 5
 0
1 / 4
 0
2011 72,892 22.02% 2nd
1 / 5
 1
1 / 4
 0
2015 54,856 15.52% 3rd
1 / 5
 0
0 / 4
 1
2016 58,173 17.35% 3rd
1 / 5
 0
0 / 4
 0
2019 (Apr) 94,551 25.76% 2nd
2 / 5
 1
1 / 4
 1
2019 (Nov) 83,734 25.00% 2nd
1 / 5
 1
1 / 4
 0

European ParliamentEdit

European Parliament
Election Navarre
Votes % #
1987 83,111 29.49% 1st
1989 65,540 28.60% 1st
1994 57,102 24.80% 2nd
1999 74,004 24.78% 2nd
2004 69,833 34.94% 2nd
2009 63,848 31.48% 2nd
2014 31,629 14.48% 3rd
2019 95,164 27.96% 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unos 197.400 militantes elegirán al líder del PSOE, 45.600 en Andalucía. Canal Sur, 13/06/2014.
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Navarre/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ ELPAIS.com; AGENCIAS (2007-08-03). "El PSOE fuerza a los socialistas navarros a darle el Gobierno a UPN". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  4. ^ "Rubalcaba pide al PP que deje de utilizar a Bildu en el escándalo de Navarra". Publico. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Barcina respalda a su consejera de Hacienda y niega la corrupción en Navarra". Publico. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  6. ^ "PSN y PP condenan los incidentes registrados en el acto de UPN en Tafalla". Noticias de Navarra. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.

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