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1977 Spain 1982
Spanish general election, 1979
All 350 seats of the Congress of Deputies and 208 of 264 seats in the Senate
March 1, 1979
First party Second party
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Leader Adolfo Suárez Felipe González
Last election 166 seats 118 seats
Seats won 168 121
Seat change +2 +3
Popular vote 6,268,593 5,469,813
Percentage 34.8% 30,4%
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Province-level units won by PSOE (red) and UCD (blue)

Incumbent PM
Adolfo Suárez


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General elections were held in Spain on 1 March 1979.

Evolution of popular vote in the Spanish General Elections from the democratic transition until 2008. Voter turnout is usually high.
Party % of vote Seats
Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD) 35.08 168
Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) 30.54 121
Partido Comunista de España (PCE) 10.82 23
Coalición Democrática (CD) 5.97 9
Convergencia i Unio (CiU) 2.70 8
Unión nacional (UN) 2.12 1
Partido Socialista Andalucista (PSA) 1.82 5
Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV) 1.54 7
Herri Batasuna (HB) 0.96 3
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) 0.69 1
Euskadiko Ezkerra (EE) 0.48 1
Unión del Pueblo Canario (UPC) 0.33 1
Partido Aragonés Regionalista (PAR) 0.21 1
Unión del Pueblo Navarro (UPN) 0.16 1
Total 100% 350




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