The PNV wins in voting intention




EH Bildu, for its part, would consolidate as a second force, according to the Sociometer carried out by the Basque Government. Elkarrekin Podemos would be the third party, but it would drop in percentage of vote.


Unai Rementeria, Ramiro González and Markel Olano, PNV provincial candidates

The PNV would be the most voted party in Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa in the municipal and provincial elections of 2019, according to the Sociometer of the Basque Government. eh Bildu would be consolidated as second force and Elkarrekin Podemos would maintain third place, but it would drop in percentage of vote in the three territories.

According to the Voting Intention Sociometer published today by the Basque Government’s Sociological Prospecting Office, the PNV would win in the three General Meetings and in the Bilbao and Donostia / San Sebastián city councils, while in Vitoria-Gasteiz the winner in votes it would be the PP, which would tie the number of councilors with the jeltzales.

The PNV would be the most voted party in the General Meetings of Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, with 37.1% of the votes (33.3% in 2015), followed by EH Bildu, with 23.1% (22, 4 %). Elkarrekin Podemos, with 13.1% of support (16.4% in 2015), PSE-EE with 12.7% (13.6%) and PP with 8.7% (9.3%) They would all drop in voting intention, while Ciudadanos would receive 2.2% of the endorsements, compared to 2.1% in the last elections.

On Álava, the PNV would be the most voted formation with 25.9%, with 4.3% more support than in 2015. It would be followed by EH Bildu, with 21.9% of support and a 1.5% increase , and the PP that falls 2.7% and remains at 19.2%. Elkarrekin Podemos with 13.8%, experiences a drop of 4.4% and the PSE-EE rises seven tenths and remains at 11.9%. Ciudadanos remains with a 3.1% intention to vote.

The PNV maintains its leadership in Bizkaia, with 41.5% of the votes, compared to 37.6% in the 2015 elections. Behind is EH Bildu with 19.6%, with a slight rise of 0.7%. Elkarrekin Podemos also fell and remained at 13.4%, below the 17.14% of 2015. The PSE-EE practically remained at 12%, the PP obtained 7.8%, below the 8, 2 of the previous elections, and Citizens, who do not have a presence in this Provincial Chamber, also does not change significantly in voting intention and could receive 2.3% in this territory.

As in the other two territories, the PNV would be made in Gipuzkoa with the majority of the votes, 35%, above the 31.57% of 2015. EH Bildu would also increase its support, which would be the second force with 29.3% of the votes (28.8% in 2015) . As in Álava and Bizkaia, the purple coalition decreased in voting intention (12.4% compared to 14.41% in 2015). The PSE-EE also falls (14.2% compared to 16.5%), the PP remains with 5.5%, as well as Ciudadanos with 1.5%, a party that did not achieve representation in 2015.

As for the capitals, the PNV would reinforce its majority in Bilbao and it would obtain one more seat when going from 13 to 14. Elkarrekin Podemos would be the second force with 4 councilors, the same ones that Ganemos and Udalberri now have, followed by EH Bildu with another four, as in this legislature. Behind would be the PSE-EE that maintains 4 councilors, the PP that falls from 4 to 3 and Citizens that in these elections would not be able to form part of the Bilbao town hall either.

On Donostia / San Sebastian the PNV would achieve 10 councilors, one more than in 2015, followed by the PSE-EE, the second most voted with 6 councilors, one less, and the same that EH Bildu would have, which remains. Behind Elkarrekin Podemos, who would win one and stay with three, and the PP with two, compared to the three in 2015.

The PP would win again in Vitoria-SpentWith, where he does not govern by a pact between the opposition that allowed the PNV candidate, Gorka Urtaran, to become Mayor. The “popular”, however, would lose votes and two seats and would be left with seven, the same that the PNV would obtain, a party that obtained 21.8% of the support, 4.1% more than in 2015. EH Bildu in Vitoria it would remain in voting intention and in councilors, with six, while Elkarrekin Podemos would win one, and would achieve four. Citizens rises slightly in voting intention but fails to enter the council.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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