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Castile and León parliamentary election, 1999

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13 June 1999  2003 →
12 December 1990  14 June 1998
50 seats, 52.3%  27 seats, 29.6%
Registered  2,110,422 1.5%
14 June 1998  1991
Castile and León parliamentary election, 1999
Turnout  1,464,809 (69.4%) 5.0 pp

The 1999 Castile and León parliamentary election was held on Sunday, 13 June 1999, to elect the 5th Courts of Castile and León, the regional legislature of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. At stake were all seats in the Courts, determining the President of the Junta of Castile and León. The number of members decreased from 84 to 83 compared to the previous election.

Electoral system

The number of seats in the regional Courts was determined by the population count. For the 1999 election, the Courts size was set to 83 seats. All Courts members were elected in 9 multi-member districts, corresponding to Castile and León's nine provinces, using the D'Hondt method and a closed-list proportional representation system. Each district was entitled to an initial minimum of 3 seats, with 1 additional seat per each 45,000 inhabitants or fraction greater than 22,500. For the 1999 election, seats were distributed as follows: Avila (7), Burgos (11), Leon (14), Palencia (7), Salamanca (11), Segovia (6), Soria (5), Valladolid (14) and Zamora (8).

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 and León parliamentary election, 1999 Wikipedia


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