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Basque Country (part of Spain)

Basque Country

2,200,000 7

Population (as of Jan. 1, 2000)

Elections in our database

1,714,256 66.70%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 26, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Basque Parliament Eusko Legebiltzarra Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King JUAN CARLOS I
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mariano RAJOY
  • Assembly: Basque Country (part of Spain) has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 259 seats and the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) with 350 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 208 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 51 members are appointed by regional legislatures. In the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) 350 members are elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Basque Parliament 1994-10-23 1,044,085 1,749,250 59.69%
Basque Parliament 1998-10-25 1,275,008 1,821,608 69.99%
Basque Parliament 2001-05-13 1,431,996 1,813,356 78.97%
Basque Parliament 2005-04-17 1,223,634 1,799,500 68.0%
Basque Parliament 2009-03-01 1,148,697 1,776,059 64.68%
Basque Parliament 2012-10-21 1,135,568 1,775,351 63.96%
Basque Parliament 2016-09-25 1,056,006 1,714,256 61.6%

Voter Turnout