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Spanish general election, 1982
All 350 seats of the Congress of Deputies and 208 of 264 seats in the Senate
October 28, 1982
First party Second party
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Leader Felipe González Manuel Fraga
Last election 121 seats 10 seats
Seats won 202 107
Seat change +81 +97
Popular vote 10,127,392 5,548,107
Percentage 48.1% 26,4%
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Province-level units won by PSOE (red) and AP (blue)

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General elections were held in Spain on 28 October 1982. PSOE and PSC presented two different lists of candidates: with the PSOE contesting most of Spain and the PSC (Catalan Social Party) only standing in Catalonia. Despite their subtle differences, both PSC and PSOE would later to merge to form the current Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE). PCE also presented a different list of candidates in Catalonia, called the Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya, which obtained one seat, which is included with the PCE in the table below.

Alianza Popular and Unión de Centro Democrático ran on a joint list in the three provinces of the Basque autonomous community and won two seats. [1] These seats are included in the Alianza Popular totals below.

Evolution of popular vote in the Spanish General Elections from the democratic transition until 2008. Voter turnout is usually high.

Spanish general election, October 28, 1982

Party % Seats
Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE+PSC)* 48.34 202
Alianza Popular (AP-PDP) 26.46 107
Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD) 6.47 11
Partido Comunista de España (PCE) 4.04 4
Convergencia i Unio (CiU) 3.69 12
Centro Democratico y Social (CDS) 2.87 2
Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV) 1.89 8
Herri Batasuna (HB) 1.01 2
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) 0.66 1
Euskadiko Ezkerra (EE) 0.40 1


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