35th Federal Congress of the PSOE

35th Federal Congress of the PSOE
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998 delegates in the 35th Federal Congress of the PSOE
Plurality of delegates needed to win
Turnout995 (99.7%) (secretary)
964 (96.6%) (executive)
  José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 2004b (cropped).jpg José Bono 2005b (cropped).jpg Matilde Fernández 2007 (cropped).jpg
Candidate José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero José Bono Matilde Fernández
Delegate vote 414 (41.6%) 405 (40.7%) 109 (11.0%)
Executive 865 (90.2%) Withdrew Withdrew

  Rosa Díez 2008 (cropped).jpg Portrait placeholder.svg
Candidate Rosa Díez Blank ballots
Delegate vote 65 (6.5%) 2 (0.2%)
Executive Withdrew 94 (9.8%)

Secretary before election

Caretaker committee headed by Manuel Chaves

Elected Secretary

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

The 35th Federal Congress of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party was held in Madrid from 21 to 23 July 2000 to renovate the governing bodies of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and establish the party's main lines of action and strategy for the next leadership term. It was held after the party's defeat in the 2000 general election and the subsequent resignation of then secretary-general Joaquín Almunia.

The result saw José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero unexpectedly winning the party leadership with 41.6% of the delegate vote (414 votes), to president of Castilla–La Mancha and initial favourite José Bono's 40.7% (405 votes). Former social affairs minister Matilde Fernández secured 11.0% (109 votes), whereas the leader of the PSOE group in the European Parliament, Rosa Díez, obtained 6.5% (65 votes).

Timetable

The key dates are listed below (all times are CET):

  • 22 March: Official announcement of the congress.
  • 13–15 June: Election of congress delegates.
  • 21–23 July: Federal congress.

Candidates

Candidate Age Notable positions Announced Eliminated Ref.

Elected

Candidate elected as secretary-general.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 2004b (cropped).jpg
José Luis
Rodríguez
Zapatero
39 Deputy in the Cortes Generales for León (since 1986) 25 June 2000 checkY Elected

Proclaimed

Candidates who met the endorsement requirement and were officially proclaimed to contest the party congress.
José Bono 2005b (cropped).jpg
José Bono
49 President of the Junta of Communities of Castilla–La Mancha (since 1983)
Deputy in the Cortes of Castilla–La Mancha for Albacete and Toledo (since 1983)

President of the PSCM–PSOE (1990–1997)
Secretary-General of the PSCM–PSOE (1988–1990)
Deputy in the Cortes Generales for Albacete and Toledo (1979–1983)
Fourth Secretary of the Congress of Deputies (1979–1982)
17 June 2000 22 July 2000
Matilde Fernández 2007 (cropped).jpg
Matilde Fernández
50 City Councillor of Madrid (since 1999)
President of the PSC–PSOE (since 1997)

Deputy in the Cortes Generales for Cantabria (1989–2000)
Secretary of Women of the PSOE (1984–1997)
Minister of Social Affairs of Spain (1988–1993)
27 May 2000 22 July 2000
Rosa Díez 2008 (cropped).jpg
Rosa Díez
47 President of the PSOE Delegation in the European Parliament (since 1999)
Member of the European Parliament for Spain (since 1999)

Deputy in the Basque Parliament for Álava and Biscay (1987–1999)
Minister of Trade, Consumer Affairs and Tourism of the Basque Country (1991–1998)
City Councillor of Güeñes (1987–1991)
Vice President of the General Councils of Biscay for Valmaseda (1983–1987)
Deputy in the General Councils of Biscay for Valmaseda and Encartaciones (1979–1987)
4 May 2000 22 July 2000

Declined

The individuals in this section were the subject of speculation about their possible candidacy, but publicly denied or recanted interest in running:

Endorsements

Candidates seeking to run were required to collect the endorsements of at least 10% of congress delegates.

Summary of candidate endorsement results
Candidate Delegates
Count % T % V
José Bono 350 35.07 47.43
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 184 18.44 24.93
Rosa Díez 103 10.32 13.96
Matilde Fernández 101 10.12 13.69
Total 738
Valid endorsements 738 73.95
Not endorsing 260 26.05
Total members 998
Sources
Endorsements by delegates
Bono
47.43%
Zapatero
24.93%
Díez
13.96%
Fernández
13.69%

Results

Summary of the 22–23 July 2000 congress results
Candidate Secretary Executive
Votes % Votes %
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 414 41.61 865 90.20
José Bono 405 40.70 Withdrew
Matilde Fernández 109 10.95 Withdrew
Rosa Díez 65 6.53 Withdrew
Blank ballots 2 0.20 94 9.80
Total 995 959
Valid votes 995 100.00 959 99.48
Invalid votes 0 0.00 5 0.52
Votes cast / turnout 995 99.70 964 96.59
Abstentions 3 0.30 34 3.41
Total delegates 998 998
Sources
Vote by delegates (Secretary-General)
Zapatero
41.61%
Bono
40.70%
Fernández
10.95%
Díez
6.53%
Blank ballots
0.20%
Vote by delegates (Executive)
Zapatero
90.20%
Blank ballots
9.80%

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