Socialist Party of Navarre

Socialist Party of Navarre
Partido Socialista de Navarra
Membership (2014)1,634
IdeologySocial democracy
Spanish unionism
Progressivism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationSpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Parliament of Navarre
11 / 50
Congress of Deputies
1 / 5
(Navarrese seats)
Local seats
208 / 1,889
Website
www.psn-psoe.org/navarra/

The Socialist Party of Navarre (Spanish: Partido Socialista de Navarra, Basque: Nafarroako Alderdi Sozialista) is a regional branch of the mainstream Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), the main centre-left party in Spain since the 1970s.

History

The party can trace its history to the founding of a socialist support group for like-minded men in Pamplona in August 1902. The Socialist Group of Navarre was subsumed in the PSOE's Basque branch up to 1980, but then it veered towards a Navarre-only stance, refusing to support a referendum on the inclusion of Navarre in a Basque community (December 1979) and aligning itself in this particular point with rightist forces (UCD, UPN).

In August 2007, Socialist chief officials in Madrid instructed the head of the party in Navarre Carlos Chivite and his PSN peers to undo the agreement reached with Nafarroa Bai to produce a progressive majority, and allow UPN to govern Navarre instead. The former Secretary-General was Roberto Jiménez, who won 70.5% of the vote in an election at the ninth regional congress on June 28, 2008. He took over from Carlos Chivite after the latter's death earlier that same year. In the 2008 elections for the Parliament of Navarre the party received 115,837 votes, placing second behind the governing UPN. Since December 2014, Maria Chivite, niece of Carlos Chivite, is the Secretary-General of the PSN.

In February 2014, during the latest crisis affecting the credit of UPN high-ranking officials in government, PSN refused to impeach regional president Yolanda Barcina despite the clarity of the allegations and wide consensus among Navarrese political forces on the severity of the institutional crisis. Instead, the PSN leader Roberto Jimenez focused on "thoroughly condemning" and extensively elaborating on verbal abuse hurled by a crowd of protesters voicing their anger at Y. Barcina and other UPN officials in Tafalla. In 2011 members disaffected with PSN's alliance policy contributed to the foundation of the coalition Izquierda-Ezkerra—2 MPs in the Parliament of Navarre (July 2015).

Electoral performance

Parliament of Navarre

Parliament of Navarre
Election Leading candidate Votes % Seats +/– Government
1979 Jesús Malón 48,289 18.94 (#2)
15 / 70
Coalition
1983 Gabriel Urralburu 94,737 35.63 (#1)
20 / 50
5 Opposition (1983–1984)
Minority (1984–1987)
1987 78,453 27.68 (#1)
15 / 50
5 Minority
1991 91,645 33.36 (#2)
19 / 50
4 Opposition
1995 Javier Otano 62,021 20.87 (#2)
11 / 50
8 Coalition (1995–1996)
Opposition (1996–1999)
1999 Juan José Lizarbe 61,531 20.28 (#2)
11 / 50
0 Opposition
2003 65,003 21.15 (#2)
11 / 50
0 Opposition
2007 Fernando Puras 74,157 22.49 (#3)
12 / 50
1 Opposition
2011 Roberto Jiménez 51,238 15.85 (#2)
9 / 50
3 Coalition (2011–2012)
Opposition (2012–2015)
2015 María Chivite 45,164 13.37 (#5)
7 / 50
2 Opposition
2019 71,838 20.63 (#2)
11 / 50
4 Coalition
2023 68,247 20.69 (#2)
11 / 50
0 Coalition

Cortes Generales

Cortes Generales
Election Congress Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Seats +/–
1977 54,720 21.17 (#2)
2 / 5
0 / 4
1979 55,399 21.90 (#2)
1 / 5
1
1 / 4
1
1982 112,186 37.64 (#1)
3 / 5
2
3 / 4
2
1986 97,010 35.52 (#1)
2 / 5
1
3 / 4
0
1989 86,677 31.19 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
2
1993 108,305 34.87 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
0
1996 98,102 30.26 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
0
2000 82,688 27.32 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
0
2004 113,906 33.55 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
0
2008 117,920 34.76 (#2)
2 / 5
0
1 / 4
0
2011 72,892 22.02 (#2)
1 / 5
1
1 / 4
0
2015 54,856 15.52 (#3)
1 / 5
0
0 / 4
1
2016 58,173 17.35 (#3)
1 / 5
0
0 / 4
0
Apr. 2019 94,551 25.76 (#2)
2 / 5
1
1 / 4
1
Nov. 2019 83,734 25.00 (#2)
1 / 5
1
1 / 4
0
2023 93,553 27.37 (#1)
2 / 5
1
3 / 4
2

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election Votes %
1987 83,111 29.49 (#1)
1989 65,540 28.60 (#1)
1994 57,102 24.80 (#2)
1999 74,004 24.78 (#2)
2004 69,833 34.94 (#2)
2009 63,848 31.48 (#2)
2014 31,629 14.48 (#3)
2019 95,164 27.96 (#1)

Secretary-General

  • Gabriel Urralburu (15 June 1982 – 20 June 1994)
  • Javier Otano (20 June 1994 – 20 June 1996)
  • Juan José Lizarbe (18 December 1997 – 18 July 2004)
  • Carlos Chivite (18 July 2004 – 31 March 2008)
  • Roberto Jiménez (28 June 2008 – 13 December 2014)
  • María Chivite (13 December 2014 – present)

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