Gibraltar general election, 2011

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Gibraltar general election, 2011

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17 seats to the Gibraltar Parliament
9 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Fabian Picardo in at 6 Convent Place 05.jpg Peter Caruana portrait.jpg
Leader Fabian Picardo Peter Caruana
Party Socialist Labour Social Democrats
Alliance Liberal Alliance None
Leader since 2011 1996
Last election 7 seats, 45.5% 10 seats, 49.3%
Seats won 10 7
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 85,414[1] 81,721
Percentage 48.9%[2] 46.8%
Swing Increase3.4% Decrease2.6%

Gibraltar Parliament Dec 2011.svg

Chief Minister before election

Peter Caruana
Social Democrats

Elected Chief Minister

Fabian Picardo
Socialist Labour

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 8 December 2011.[3]

Two parties, the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) and the Progressive Democrative Party (PDP) and an alliance of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) and the Gibraltar Liberals (GLP) each presented a full slate of ten candidates each, making a total of thirty candidates standing for seventeen seats in the Gibraltar Parliament.[4] Members of Parliament in Gibraltar are elected "at-large" in a single electoral area covering the whole territory.

Several pre-election polls gave the GSLP an advantage of up to 9% over the governing party, the GSD, while one (that of the Spanish newspaper Area, which published no details and was widely thought to be politically motivated) predicted a GSD win. [5][6]

Parties

Two parties, the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) and the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), and an alliance (Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)/Liberals) have presented a full slate of 10 candidates each, making a total of 30 candidates for 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament.[4]

Polls

Several pre-election polls gave the GSLP an advantage of up to 9% over the governing party, the GSD, while one (that of Spanish paper Area, which published no details and was thought to be politically motivated)[citation needed] predicted a GSD win.[5][6]

Results

Party Votes % +/– Seats % +/–
Alliance Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party 59,824 34.2 +2.4 7 41.2 +3
Liberal Party of Gibraltar 25,590 14.6 +1.0 3 17.6 ±0
Total Alliance 85,414 48.9 +3.4 10 58.8 +3
Gibraltar Social Democrats 81,721 46.8 -2.6 7 41.2 -3
Total 174,757 100 - 17 100 -
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes cast 21,712 100
Registered voters/turnout 26,673 81.4
Source: Parliament of Gibraltar

These figures have been consolidated by party. Under the Gibraltar electoral system, all candidates are listed on the ballot paper individually. Every voter has up to 10 votes to vote for their choice from all the candidates standing. Accordingly although there are more seats available, the main parties field 10 candidates and hope to secure 'block votes'. Thus the total of 174,757 votes comes from 21,712 voters, an 81.4% turnout of the electorate.

References

  1. ^ "Gibraltar Parliament Election 2011 Results" (PDF). Government of Gibraltar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Oliva, Francis (9 December 2011). "Picardo Edges into Office with 2% Win". Gibraltar Chronicle. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gibraltar general election on 8 December". Panorama.gi. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  4. ^ a b [1] Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b "Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801". Chronicle.gi. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801". Chronicle.gi. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 


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