1995 Murcian regional election

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1995 Murcian regional election

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All 45 seats in the Regional Assembly of Murcia
23 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered837,180 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7.6%
Turnout635,900 (76.0%)
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8.8 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Ramón Luis Valcárcel 2009 (cropped).jpg Portrait placeholder.svg Portrait placeholder.svg
Leader Ramón Luis Valcárcel María Antonia Martínez Antonio Joaquín Dólera
Leader since 5 October 1991 28 April 1993 1995
Leader's seat Three Three Three
Last election 17 seats, 33.5% 24 seats, 45.3% 4 seats, 11.3%[a]
Seats won 26 15 4
Seat change Green Arrow Up Darker.svg9 Red Arrow Down.svg9 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0
Popular vote 330,089 200,133 78,664
Percentage 52.3% 31.7% 12.5%
Swing Green Arrow Up Darker.svg18.8 pp Red Arrow Down.svg13.6 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1.2 pp

Constituency results map for the Regional Assembly of Murcia

President before election

María Antonia Martínez

Elected President

Ramón Luis Valcárcel

The 1995 Murcian regional election was held on Sunday, 28 May 1995, to elect the 4th Regional Assembly of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. All 45 seats in the Regional Assembly were up for election. The election was held simultaneously with regional elections in twelve other autonomous communities and local elections all throughout Spain.


Electoral system[edit]

The Regional Assembly of Murcia was the devolved, unicameral legislature of the autonomous community of Murcia, having legislative power in regional matters as defined by the Spanish Constitution and the Murcian Statute of Autonomy, as well as the ability to vote confidence in or withdraw it from a President of the Region.[1] Voting for the Regional Assembly was on the basis of universal suffrage, which comprised all nationals over eighteen, registered in the Region of Murcia and in full enjoyment of their political rights.

The 45 members of the Regional Assembly of Murcia were elected using the D'Hondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 5 percent of valid votes—which included blank ballots—being applied regionally. Parties not reaching the threshold were not taken into consideration for seat distribution. Seats were allocated to constituencies, which were established by law as follows:

Each constituency was entitled to an initial minimum of one seat, with the remaining 40 allocated among the constituencies in proportion to their populations.[2]

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.[2][3][4]

Election date[edit]

The term of the Regional Assembly of Murcia expired four years after the date of its previous election. Elections to the Regional Assembly were fixed for the fourth Sunday of May every four years. The previous election was held on 26 May 1991, setting the election date for the Regional Assembly on Sunday, 28 May 1995.[1][2][3][4]

The Regional Assembly of Murcia could not be dissolved before the date of expiry of parliament except in the event of an investiture process failing to elect a regional President within a two-month period from the first ballot. In such a case, the Regional Assembly was to be automatically dissolved and a snap election called, with elected deputies merely serving out what remained of their four-year terms.[1]

Opinion polls[edit]

The table below lists voting intention estimates in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first and using the dates when the survey fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. Where the fieldwork dates are unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed with its background shaded in the leading party's colour. If a tie ensues, this is applied to the figures with the highest percentages. The "Lead" column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the parties with the highest percentages in a given poll. When available, seat projections are also displayed below the voting estimates in a smaller font. 23 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Regional Assembly of Murcia.

Color key:

  Exit poll



Summary of the 28 May 1995 Regional Assembly of Murcia election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Total +/−
People's Party (PP) 330,089 52.35 +18.84 26 +9
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 200,133 31.74 –13.53 15 –9
United LeftThe Greens of the Region of Murcia (IU–LV–RM)1 78,664 12.48 +1.16 4 ±0
Centrist Union–Democratic and Social Centre (UC–CDS) 4,339 0.69 –4.32 0 ±0
Cantonal Party (PCAN) 3,531 0.56 –2.47 0 ±0
Regional Murcianist Party (PMR) 2,405 0.38 New 0 ±0
Democratic Bloc (BD) 1,591 0.25 New 0 ±0
Independents' Spanish Confederation (CEDI) 1,447 0.23 New 0 ±0
New Region (NR) 1,325 0.21 New 0 ±0
Blank ballots 7,032 1.12 +0.18
Total 630,556 45 ±0
Valid votes 630,556 99.16 +0.12
Invalid votes 5,344 0.84 –0.12
Votes cast / turnout 635,900 75.96 +8.76
Abstentions 201,280 24.04 –8.76
Registered voters 837,180
Popular vote
Blank ballots


  1. ^ Aggregated data for IU and LV in the 1991 election.


Opinion poll sources
  1. ^ "El PP se impuso en diez comunidades". Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). 29 May 1995.
  2. ^ "Valcárcel, del PP, vence a la guerrista Martínez". ABC (in Spanish). 29 May 1995.
  3. ^ "El PP será la fuerza más votada en 12 comunidades". El País (in Spanish). 20 May 1995.
  4. ^ "Mañana, previsiones para las municipales". El País (in Spanish). 20 May 1995.
  5. ^ "El PP gana en doce autonomías y el PSOE sólo en Extremadura, según un sondeo". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 21 May 1995.
  6. ^ "Preelectoral Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia (Estudio 2169. Abril-Mayo 1995)". CIS (in Spanish). 10 May 1995.
  7. ^ "Estudio CIS nº 2169. Ficha técnica" (PDF). CIS (in Spanish). 10 May 1995.
  1. ^ a b c "Statute of Autonomy for the Region of Murcia of 1982". Organic Law No. 4 of 9 June 1982. Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Region of Murcia Electoral Law of 1987". Law No. 2 of 24 February 1987. Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "General Electoral System Organic Law of 1985". Organic Law No. 5 of 19 June 1985. Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Representation of the people Institutional Act". juntaelectoralcentral.es. Central Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Regional Assembly of Murcia election, 1995". datoselecciones.com (in Spanish). Election Data. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Regional Assembly of Murcia election results, 28 May 1995" (PDF). juntaelectoralcentral.es (in Spanish). Electoral Commission of Murcia. 21 November 1995. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Regional Elections. Evolution of Turnout and Votes from the Main Political Parties". econet.carm.es (in Spanish). Regional Statistics Center of Murcia. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Regional Assembly of Murcia elections since 1983". historiaelectoral.com (in Spanish). Electoral History. Retrieved 30 September 2017.