14th National Congress of the People's Party (Spain)

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14th National Congress of the PP

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3,156 delegates in the 14th National Congress of the PP
Plurality needed to win
Opinion polls
Turnout2,541 (80.5%) (president)
2,541 (80.5%) (board)
Candidate José María Aznar Blank ballots
Delegate vote 2,528 (99.6%) 10 (0.4%)
Board 2,525 (99.5%) 12 (0.5%)

President before election

José María Aznar

Elected President

José María Aznar

The 14th National Congress of the People's Party was held in Madrid from 25 to 27 January 2002, to renovate the governing bodies of the People's Party (PP) and establish the party's main lines of action and strategy for the next leadership term. It saw José María Aznar being re-elected unopposed for a fifth term as party president, with 99.6% of the delegate vote in the congress (2,528 votes) and 0.4% of blank ballots (10).[1][2]


Candidate Age Notable positions Announced Eliminated Ref.


Candidate elected as president.
José María Aznar
48 President pro tempore of the Council of the European Union (since 2002)
Prime Minister of Spain (since 1996)
President of the PP (since 1990)
Deputy in the Cortes Generales for Ávila and Madrid (1982–1987 and since 1989)

President of AP/PP of Castile and León (1985–1991)
President of the Junta of Castile and León (1987–1989)
Procurator in the Cortes of Castile and León for Ávila (1987–1989)
Secretary-General of AP in La Rioja (1979–1980).
29 October 2001 checkY Elected [3]


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

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll results are listed in the tables below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the candidate's colour. In the instance of a tie, the figures with the highest percentages are shaded.

PP voters[edit]

Spanish voters[edit]


Summary of the 25 January 2002 congress results
Candidate President Board
Votes % Votes %
José María Aznar 2,528 99.61 2,525 99.53
Blank ballots 10 0.39 12 0.47
Total 2,538 2,537
Valid votes 2,538 99.88 2,537 99.84
Invalid votes 3 0.12 4 0.16
Votes cast / turnout 2,541 80.51 2,541 80.51
Abstentions 615 19.49 615 19.49
Registered voters 3,156 3,156
Vote by delegates (President)
Blank ballots
Vote by delegates (Board)
Blank ballots


Opinion poll sources
  1. ^ a b "La sucesión de Aznar". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 8 July 2001.
  2. ^ a b "Mayor desplaza a Zapatero como dirigente mejor valorado". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 28 April 2001.
  3. ^ a b "Zapatero es el preferido para presidir el Gobierno". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 11 February 2001.
  4. ^ "La sucesión de Aznar" (PDF). El Mundo (in Spanish). 11 November 2002.
  5. ^ "Zapatero pierde ventaja". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 28 October 2001.
  6. ^ "Zapatero casi iguala al líder popular y supera a los delfines de éste para llegar a la Moncloa". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 12 November 2000.
  1. ^ Bareño, Gonzalo (25 January 2002). "Aznar, elegido por quinta vez presidente del PP con 99,6 % votos". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Alianza Popular / Partido Popular". Historia Electoral.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 March 2023.
  3. ^ Debido, Juan Manuel (29 October 2001). "Alegría del PP al ser designado Zaplana para presidir el XIV Congreso Nacional". ABC (in Spanish). Valencia. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Aznar reitera que no volverá a presentarse". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. 12 November 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  5. ^ "El PP refrenda el último mandato de Aznar con un abrumador 99,6% de votos". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Una dirección continuista con pocas caras nuevas en los puestos decisivos". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 26 March 2022.