Single voting district in the Spanish 2016-06 general election

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In the previous Spanish general election I analyzed what would have happened if we were to use a single voting district for the whole country instead of one district for every one of the 50 provinces. I’m repeating the analysis for yesterday’s election out of curiosity.

I’ve uploaded my full results as I did the last time, but I’m also including inline results for the four major parties and PACMA, the only other party with a significant difference in the number of seats it got.

Party Actual seats SVD seats

PP

137

119

PSOE

85

81

UNIDOS PODEMOS

71

76

C’s

32

47

PACMA

0

4

You can see the current voting districts did more harm to C’s than any other party. In that sense it’s suffering what the left party IU has suffered for years.

In this election IU joined forces with Podemos to form Unidos Podemos and that alliance clearly didn’t work out. In the past elections, a single voting district would’ve gotten them 74+13 seats while they would’ve only got 76 this time by going together. Clearly, it doesn’t add up and we can see they lost a big chunk of votes.

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