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The local and regional elections were 6 months ago.
The PP vote gained 560k votes while the PSOE lost 1.5M (in terms of vote percentage, PSOE lost 1/5 of their share).
CiU gained 50k votes, IU 200k votes.

300 thousand votes went to the Basque independentist lists of Bildu in the Basque country. They got 35% of the vote in Gipuzkoa and won in Donostia/San Sebastian.

A new left nationalist party from Valencia got 180k votes.

A breakaway PP faction in Asturias got 121k votes (and in the regional elections they became the largest party).

UPyD, the party of a former Basque socialist leader, also contesting the municipal elections for the first time (the general will be their second), got 465k votes.

That's 1.1M votes to alternative left parties to compensate for a loss of 1.5M PSOE votes. Not bad.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 01:01:08 PM EST
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The 300 thousands for Bildu would not have gone for the PSOE, so they don't compensate the loss of votes for the PSOE.

While I did not vote for IU, I expected them to get quite a few more votes then at least in the vote for the autonomous communities. Municipal elections are a different breed.

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by Antoni Jaume on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 01:56:36 PM EST
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