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It is, but I think  we can agree these voters didn't leave the PSC for CiU.  PSC is unionist, and moderate.

This collapse of support probably didn't benefit CiU.  These voters most likely walked into either ERC, ICV, or C's. All of which poses accentuates the nationalism issue.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 10:43:50 AM EST
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What do participation rates look like?

In the rest of Europe, collapsing social democratic parties have lost a lot of voters to the Sofa Party, from which they then leak back into assorted left-wing or ugly parties over the course of the next few election cycles.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 02:56:19 PM EST
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I don't have the numbers from the early 1980s (which would presumably be very, very high) but from the late 1980s:

1988  59.4%
1992  54.9%
1995  63.6%
1999  59.2%
2003  62.5%
2006  56.0%
2010  58.8%
2012  67.8%

There may be public opinion polling from the CIS (the Spanish government social research body) but I'd have to look. I don't think that the dynamic of decreased participation is as relevant here. I think that austerity is the issue.


And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 04:00:14 PM EST
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And now I've found me some toys.

CIS has  opinion polling on public perception of where each party lies on Catalan nationalism, with 1 indicated the least support and 10 the most. From the Nov 2012 numbers:

PPC 1.63
C   2.48
PSC 4.37
ICV 5.62
CIU 7.66
ERC 8.99

 

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 04:14:09 PM EST
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