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Corts Valencianes election, 1983

The Elections to the Corts Valencianes, 1983 were the first democratic elections to the Corts Valencianes, the Valencian regional parliament, since the Spanish transition to democracy and were held on 8 May of that year. The elections were held using closed list proportional representation in three electoral districts corresponding to each of the three Provinces of the Valencian Community. Only lists which polled 3% or more in the entire Valencian Community were eligible for seats, which were then allocated on a Provincial basis using the D'Hondt method of allocation. With a total number of 89 seats, Valencia elected 35 members, Alicante 29 and Castellon 25.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) won the elections with an absolute majority [1] and the Corts in turn elected the socialist Joan Lerma as the first democratically elected President of the Valencian Community. Out of a total of 2,654,967 voters, the turnout was 1,931,142 or 72.74% of the total.

The regional leader of each party was the candidate for President. These were:-

  • for the PSOE: Joan Lerma
  • for the Popular Coalition: Manuel Giner Miralles
  • for the Communist Party of Spain: José Galán

Results

Elections to the Corts Valencianes, 1983

Party Votes % Seats
PSPV-PSOE 982,567 51.77 51
Popular Alliance - Democratic Popular Party

- Unió Valenciana - Liberal Party

609,519 32.11 32
Communist Party of Spain 142,570 7.51 6
Unitat del Poble Valencià 58,712 3.09
Democratic and Social Centre 36,015 1.90
Democratic Liberal Party 29,788 1.57
Valencian Independent Organisation 12,585 0.66
Socialist Worker’s Party 10,156 0.54
Valencian Nationalist Left-URV 7,623 0.40
Spanish Communist Workers' Party 5,945 0.31
CIP 2,586 0.14

Additionally 13,180 (0.68%) votes were cast “en blanco” i.e. for “none of the above.”

External links

  • Election results at Corts Valencianes site

References

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