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Castile La Mancha parliamentary election, 1999

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Registered  1,413,503 4.5%
24 seats, 45.7%  22 seats, 44.3%
Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election, 1999
Turnout  1,058,010 (74.9%) 3.9 pp

The 1999 Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 13 June 1999, to elect the 5th Courts of Castile-La Mancha, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. At stake were all 47 seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Junta of Communities of Castile-La Mancha.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) recovered after its 1995 result and increased its absolute majority in the regional Courts. The People's Party (PP), on the other hand, saw its share decrease 4 points to 40% and lost 1 seat from the previous election, not being able to maintain a part of its 1995 vote that it had received as a punishment to Felipe González's Socialist government.

United Left (IU) lost half of its votes as a result of the PSOE rise and lost its only seat in the Courts, being expelled from the regional parliament as a result.

Electoral system

The number of seats in the Castile-La Mancha Courts was set to a fixed-number of 47. All Courts members were elected in 5 multi-member districts, corresponding to Castile-La Mancha's five provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was assigned a fixed set of seats, distributed as follows: Albacete (10), Ciudad Real (11), Cuenca (8), Guadalajara (7) and Toledo (11).

Voting was on the basis of universal suffrage in a secret ballot. Only lists polling above 3% of valid votes in each district (which include blank ballots—for none of the above) were entitled to enter the seat distribution.

References

Castile-La Mancha parliamentary election, 1999 Wikipedia


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