The regional elections on May 28 will decide between a government led by its current president and socialist candidate, Adrián Barbón, or another headed by the PP, a party that has a new candidate, Diego Canga, and which, according to public opinion polls, will experience a considerable improvement compared to the results of four years ago. For the socialists, it will be fundamental how Podemos develops, which could lose strength, while for the popular ones, the performance of Vox will be crucial.
Here are some facts:
A total of 958,635 Asturians, according to the electoral census of the National Institute of Statistics, are called to the polls. Citizens residing abroad are included.
The General Board of the Principality of Asturias, its Parliament, is made up of 45 deputies. They come from three circumscriptions, whose contribution of seats is determined by the population.
The “western” gives 6; the eastern, 5; and the central one, 34, due to the demographic weight of the two most important cities of the Principality: Gijón and Oviedo.
To enter Parliament it is necessary that the candidacies exceed 3% of the valid votes cast. The distribution of seats, once the scrutiny has begun, is carried out according to the system established by the Organic Law of the General Electoral Regime (LOREG).
2019 results and prospects for 28M
In the elections four years ago, the PSOE candidate, Adrián Barbón, became president of the Principality thanks to the victory at the polls and the 20 seats of the PSOE. PP (10 deputies), Cs (5), Podemos (4), IU (2), Forum (2) and Vox (2) completed the General Meeting.
The political agreements in the sector of the left allowed Barbón to govern. His objective, facing the 28M, is to repeat the results, and even improve them, in order to continue four more years at the helm of the Government without depending on other parties.
The barometer of the Center for Sociological Research (CIS), published on May 11, gives the victory to Barbón, but also attributes to the PP an improvement that could be 10 points. Likewise, it foresees the growth of Vox.