1971 Spanish general election

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1971 Spanish general election

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104 of the 561 seats in the Cortes Españolas
  First party
Leader Francisco Franco
Party National Movement
Seats before 564
Seats won 561
Seat change Decrease 3
Popular vote 7,294,134
Percentage 100%

Prime Minister before election

Francisco Franco
National Movement

Prime Minister after election

Francisco Franco
National Movement

General elections were held in Spain on 29 September 1971 where Spanish citizens elected 104 of the 564 members of the Cortes Españolas, the Spanish legislature.[1]

Electoral procedure[edit]

To be eligible to vote, citizens must be heads of families, married women, or widows.[1][2] To be eligible to be a candidate, citizens must be born in a province they are running in, have resided in the province for at least seven years since the age of 14, be supported by 1,000 electors of 0.5 percent of the province's population, and be a member of the National Movement.[2]

There were 230 candidates up for election to fill 104 seats to the Cortes Españolas. The remaining seats were appointed by the Spanish government.[1][2]


National Movement7,294,134100.00561
Registered voters/turnout17,252,10342.28
Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union


  1. ^ a b c Eder, Richard (30 September 1971). "Spaniards Have Election But Show Little Interest" (PDF). The New York Times. Madrid, Spain. p. 3. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Spain" (PDF). Inter-Parliamentary Union. pp. 99–103. Retrieved 18 February 2023.