Zaragoza (Cortes of Aragon constituency)

Zaragoza is one of the three constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Cortes of Aragon, the regional legislature of the Autonomous Community of Aragon. The constituency currently elects 35 deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the Spanish province of Zaragoza. The electoral system uses the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation, with a minimum threshold of three percent.

Zaragoza
Cortes of Aragon
Electoral Constituency
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Location of Zaragoza within Aragon
ProvinceZaragoza
Autonomous communityAragon
PopulationGreen Arrow Up Darker.svg964,693 (2019)[1]
ElectorateGreen Arrow Up Darker.svg738,249 (2019)
Major settlementsZaragoza
Current constituency
Created1983
Seats32 (1983–1987)
33 (1987–1999)
34 (1999–2003)
35 (2003–present)
Member(s)
  •   PSOE (11)
  •   PP (8)
  •   Cs (7)
  •   Podemos (3)
  •   CHA (2)
  •   Vox (2)
  •   PAR (1)
  •   IU (1)

Electoral systemEdit

The constituency was created as per the Statute of Autonomy of Aragon of 1982 and was first contested in the 1983 regional election. The Statute provided for the three provinces in AragonHuesca, Teruel and Zaragoza—to be established as multi-member districts in the Cortes of Aragon, with this regulation being maintained under the 1987 regional electoral law. Each constituency is entitled to an initial minimum of 13 seats, with the remaining 28 being distributed in proportion to their populations (provided that the seat-to-population ratio in the most populated province did not exceed 2.75 times that of the least populated one). The exception was the 1983 election, when each constituency was allocated a fixed number of seats: 18 for Huesca, 16 for Teruel and 32 for Zaragoza.[2][3][4]

Voting is on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprises all nationals over eighteen, registered in Aragon and in full enjoyment of their political rights. Amendments to the electoral law in 2011 required for Aragonese people abroad to apply for voting before being permitted to vote, a system known as "begged" or expat vote (Spanish: Voto rogado).[5] Seats are elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with an electoral threshold of three percent of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied in each constituency.[2][3][4] The use of the D'Hondt method may result in a higher effective threshold, depending on the district magnitude.[6]

The electoral law allows for parties and federations registered in the interior ministry, coalitions and groupings of electors to present lists of candidates. Parties and federations intending to form a coalition ahead of an election are required to inform the relevant Electoral Commission within ten days of the election call—fifteen before 1985—whereas groupings of electors need to secure the signature of at least two percent of the electorate in the constituencies for which they seek election—one-thousandth of the electorate, with a compulsory minimum of 500 signatures, until 1985—disallowing electors from signing for more than one list of candidates.[4][7][8]

DeputiesEdit

Deputies 1983–present
Cortes Election Distribution
1st 1983
1 16 1 7 7
2nd 1987
1 13 3 11 5
3rd 1991
2 15 9 7
4th 1995
3 2 8 7 13
5th 1999
1 4 11 4 14
6th 2003
1 6 14 3 11
7th 2007
1 3 15 4 12
8th 2011
2 3 11 2 17
9th 2015
1 2 8 8 2 3 11
10th 2019
1 2 3 11 1 7 8 2

ElectionsEdit

2019 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 26 May 2019 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 144,888 30.07 +9.93 11 +3
People's Party (PP) 98,014 20.34 –7.47 8 –3
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs) 85,681 17.78 +7.77 7 +4
We CanEquo (Podemos–Equo)1 40,508 8.41 –13.50 3 –5
Aragonese Union (CHA) 33,323 6.92 +1.80 2 ±0
Vox (Vox) 31,103 6.45 New 2 +2
Aragonese Party (PAR) 17,333 3.60 –1.63 1 –1
United Left of Aragon (IU) 17,246 3.58 –0.79 1 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 3,404 0.71 –0.12 0 ±0
Ñ Platform (PAÑ) 3,008 0.62 New 0 ±0
Blank Seats (EB) 1,126 0.23 –0.69 0 ±0
Federation of Independents of Aragon (FIA) 694 0.14 +0.04 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) 564 0.12 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Land (TA) 364 0.08 New 0 ±0
Social Aragonese Movement (MAS) 338 0.07 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 4,265 0.89 –0.95
Total 481,859 35 ±0
Valid votes 481,859 99.44 +0.58
Invalid votes 2,724 0.56 –0.58
Votes cast / turnout 484,583 65.64 –0.15
Abstentions 253,666 34.36 +0.15
Registered voters 738,249
Sources[9][10]

2015 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 24 May 2015 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 132,866 27.81 –13.03 11 –6
We Can (Podemos) 103,873 21.74 New 8 +8
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 96,229 20.14 –8.03 8 –3
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (C's) 47,849 10.01 New 3 +3
Aragonese Party (PAR) 24,997 5.23 –1.94 2 ±0
Aragonese Union (CHA) 24,470 5.12 –4.15 2 –1
United Left of Aragon (IU) 20,903 4.37 –2.09 1 –1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 5,073 1.06 –1.72 0 ±0
Blank Seats (EB) 4,419 0.92 New 0 ±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 3,946 0.83 +0.50 0 ±0
Commitment with Aragon (CCA) 1,290 0.27 +0.01 0 ±0
Equo (Equo) 818 0.17 New 0 ±0
Zero Cuts (Recortes Cero) 815 0.17 +0.09 0 ±0
Aragonese Bloc (BAR) 520 0.11 New 0 ±0
Federation of Independents of Aragon (FIA) 496 0.10 –0.06 0 ±0
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) 495 0.10 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 8,781 1.84 –1.41
Total 477,840 35 ±0
Valid votes 477,840 98.61 +0.31
Invalid votes 5,500 1.14 –0.31
Votes cast / turnout 483,340 65.79 –1.05
Abstentions 251,382 34.21 +1.05
Registered voters 734,722
Sources[11][12]

2011 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 22 May 2011 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 195,724 40.84 +9.31 17 +5
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 135,013 28.17 –13.04 11 –4
Aragonese Union (CHA) 44,443 9.27 +0.54 3 ±0
Aragonese Party (PAR) 34,342 7.17 –3.46 2 –2
United Left of Aragon (IU) 30,983 6.46 +1.53 2 +1
Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD) 13,345 2.78 New 0 ±0
Greens–Ecolo (V–Ecolo)1 3,014 0.63 –0.06 0 ±0
Anti-Bullfighting Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 1,591 0.33 New 0 ±0
Commitment with Aragon (CCA) 1,245 0.26 New 0 ±0
Federation of Independents of Aragon (FIA) 746 0.16 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Land (TA) 698 0.15 New 0 ±0
Aragon United Citizens Party (pCUA) 573 0.12 –0.28 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 525 0.11 –0.06 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 440 0.09 –0.03 0 ±0
Communist Unification of Spain (UCE) 398 0.08 New 0 ±0
Liberal Democratic Centre (CDL) 386 0.08 New 0 ±0
The Independent Voice of Aragon (L'VIA) 249 0.05 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 15,559 3.25 +0.91
Total 479,274 35 ±0
Valid votes 479,274 98.55 –0.80
Invalid votes 7,043 1.45 +0.80
Votes cast / turnout 486,317 66.84 +2.26
Abstentions 241,317 33.16 –2.26
Registered voters 727,634
Sources[13][14]

2007 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 27 May 2007 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 191,962 41.21 +3.85 15 +1
People's Party (PP) 146,882 31.53 +1.03 12 +1
Aragonese Party (PAR) 49,508 10.63 +0.94 4 +1
Aragonese Union (CHA) 40,642 8.73 –6.99 3 –3
United Left of Aragon (IU) 19,450 4.18 +1.01 1 ±0
The Greens–Federation of Independents of Aragon (LV–FIA)1 3,221 0.69 +0.08 0 ±0
Aragon United Citizens Party (pCUA) 1,872 0.40 New 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 784 0.17 –0.03 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 577 0.12 +0.06 0 ±0
Blank ballots 10,884 2.34 +0.14
Total 465,782 35 ±0
Valid votes 465,782 99.35 –0.08
Invalid votes 3,065 0.65 +0.08
Votes cast / turnout 468,847 64.58 –4.77
Abstentions 257,144 35.42 +4.77
Registered voters 725,991
Sources[15][16]

2003 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 25 May 2003 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 187,087 37.36 +7.59 14 +3
People's Party (PP) 152,708 30.50 –8.52 11 –3
Aragonese Union (CHA) 78,698 15.72 +2.90 6 +2
Aragonese Party (PAR) 48,511 9.69 –2.00 3 –1
United Left of Aragon (IU) 15,363 3.07 –0.83 1 ±0
The Greens–SOS Nature (LV–SOS)1 3,070 0.61 +0.01 0 ±0
Aragonese Initiative (INAR) 1,434 0.29 New 0 ±0
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 1,056 0.21 New 0 ±0
Family and Life Party (PFyV) 996 0.20 New 0 ±0
Republican Left (IR) 519 0.10 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 280 0.06 –0.10 0 ±0
Blank ballots 10,996 2.20 +0.15
Total 500,718 35 +1
Valid votes 500,718 99.43 +0.06
Invalid votes 2,873 0.57 –0.06
Votes cast / turnout 503,591 69.35 +6.42
Abstentions 222,529 30.65 –6.42
Registered voters 726,120
Sources[17][18]

1999 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 13 June 1999 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 175,792 39.02 +1.00 14 +1
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 134,113 29.77 +6.65 11 +3
Aragonese Union (CHA) 57,763 12.82 +7.29 4 +2
Aragonese Party (PAR) 52,662 11.69 –8.87 4 –3
United Left of Aragon (IU) 17,558 3.90 –6.56 1 –2
SOS Nature (SOS) 2,709 0.60 New 0 ±0
Humanist Party (PH) 701 0.16 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 9,224 2.05 +0.46
Total 450,522 34 +1
Valid votes 450,522 99.37 –0.07
Invalid votes 2,841 0.63 +0.07
Votes cast / turnout 453,363 62.93 –7.37
Abstentions 267,030 37.07 +7.37
Registered voters 720,393
Sources[19]

1995 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 28 May 1995 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 186,240 38.02 +19.35 13 +6
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 113,254 23.12 –17.96 8 –7
Aragonese Party (PAR) 100,693 20.56 –4.94 7 –2
United Left of Aragon (IU) 51,220 10.46 +2.94 3 +1
Aragonese Union (CHA) 27,106 5.53 +3.33 2 +2
Platform of Independents of Spain (PIE) 1,980 0.40 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Unity (UA) 1,058 0.22 New 0 ±0
Spanish Phalanx of the CNSO (FE–JONS) 445 0.09 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 7,797 1.59 +0.22
Total 489,793 33 ±0
Valid votes 489,793 99.44 +0.10
Invalid votes 2,741 0.56 –0.10
Votes cast / turnout 492,534 70.30 +7.78
Abstentions 208,074 29.70 –7.78
Registered voters 700,608
Sources[20]

1991 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 26 May 1991 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 170,139 41.08 +5.54 15 +2
Aragonese Party (PAR) 105,643 25.50 –5.43 9 –2
People's Party (PP)1 77,348 18.67 +4.59 7 +2
Aragon Alternative Convergence–United Left (CAA–IU) 31,140 7.52 +2.30 2 +1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 10,699 2.58 –7.22 0 –3
Aragonese Union (CHA) 9,128 2.20 +1.36 0 ±0
Independent Aragonese Party (PAI) 1,882 0.45 New 0 ±0
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 1,549 0.37 New 0 ±0
Social Aragonese Movement (MAS) 1,032 0.25 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 5,655 1.37 –0.05
Total 414,215 33 ±0
Valid votes 414,215 99.34 +0.53
Invalid votes 2,755 0.66 –0.53
Votes cast / turnout 416,970 62.27 –7.00
Abstentions 252,668 37.73 +7.00
Registered voters 669,638
Sources[21][22]

1987 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 10 June 1987 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 155,566 35.54 –12.29 13 –3
Regionalist Aragonese Party (PAR) 135,412 30.93 +8.89 11 +4
People's Alliance (AP)1 58,161 13.29 –6.48 5 –2
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 42,887 9.80 +6.78 3 +2
Aragon Alternative Convergence–United Left (CAA–IU)2 22,868 5.22 +0.98 1 ±0
Workers' Party of Spain–Communist Unity (PTE–UC) 6,614 1.51 New 0 ±0
Aragonese Union (UA–CHA) 3,695 0.84 New 0 ±0
People's Democratic Party (PDP) 3,437 0.79 New 0 ±0
Humanist Platform (PH) 1,782 0.41 New 0 ±0
Republican Popular Unity (UPR) 1,116 0.25 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 6,209 1.42 +0.81
Total 437,747 33 +1
Valid votes 437,747 98.81 +0.13
Invalid votes 5,255 1.19 –0.13
Votes cast / turnout 443,002 69.27 +3.06
Abstentions 196,537 30.73 –3.06
Registered voters 639,539
Sources[23][24]

1983 regional electionEdit

Summary of the 8 May 1983 Cortes of Aragon election results in Zaragoza
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 195,215 47.83 n/a 16 n/a
Regionalist Aragonese Party (PAR) 89,970 22.04 n/a 7 n/a
People's Coalition (APPDPUL) 80,694 19.77 n/a 7 n/a
Communist Party of Spain (PCE) 17,305 4.24 n/a 1 n/a
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 12,307 3.02 n/a 1 n/a
United Left of Aragon (MCALCR) 4,100 1.00 n/a 0 n/a
Workers' Socialist Party (PST) 3,406 0.83 n/a 0 n/a
Social Aragonese Movement (MAS) 1,381 0.34 n/a 0 n/a
Communist Party of Aragon (PCA) 1,285 0.31 n/a 0 n/a
Blank ballots 2,481 0.61 n/a
Total 408,144 32 n/a
Valid votes 408,144 98.68 n/a
Invalid votes 5,462 1.32 n/a
Votes cast / turnout 413,606 66.21 n/a
Abstentions 211,053 33.79 n/a
Registered voters 624,659
Sources[25]

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Coordinates: 41°35′N 1°00′W / 41.583°N 1.000°W / 41.583; -1.000