2011 Gibraltar general election

2011 Gibraltar general election

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All 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament
9 seats 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 Alliance
Leader since 2011 1996
Last election 45.49%, 7 seats 49.33%, 10 seats
Seats won 10 7
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 85,414 81,721
Percentage 48.88% 46.76%
Swing Increase3.39pp Decrease2.57pp

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.[1] 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 Liberal Party of Gibraltar (LPG) each presented a full slate of ten candidates each, making a total of thirty candidates standing for seventeen seats in the Gibraltar Parliament.[2] 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.[3][4]

Contesting 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.[2]

Opinion 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.[3][4]

Results

Gibraltar Parliament Dec 2011.svg
Party or allianceVotes%Seats+/–
AllianceGibraltar Socialist Labour Party59,82434.237+3
Liberal Party of Gibraltar25,59014.6430
Total85,41448.8810+3
Gibraltar Social Democrats81,72146.767−3
Progressive Democratic Party7,6224.3600
Total174,757100.00170
Total votes17,915
Registered voters/turnout21,71282.51
Source: Parliament of Gibraltar

References

  1. ^ "Gibraltar general election on 8 December". Panorama.gi. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b [1] Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Gibraltar Chronicle – The Independent Daily First Published 1801". Chronicle.gi. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Gibraltar Chronicle – The Independent Daily First Published 1801". Chronicle.gi. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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