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Queen: Elizabeth II. First Minister: Carwyn Jones (LAB) Governing parties: LAB, LD
Legislative elections: Welsh Assembly, 4-year term, 60 seats, AMS (40 FPTP + 20 PR):

Party 2016 2011
Welsh Labour Party (LAB)
 
Social democracy
     
31,5% 29 36,9% 30
Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales (PC)
 
Separatism
Social democracy
20,8% 12 17,9% 11
Welsh Conservative and Unionist Party (CON)
 
Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Euroscepticism
18,8% 11 22,5% 14
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
 
Euroscepticism
Right-wing populism
Economic liberalism 
13,0% 7 4,6% -
Welsh Liberal Democrats (LD)
 
Liberalism
Social liberalism 
6,5% 1 8,0% 5
Green Party of England and Wales (GP)  
 
Green politics
    
3,0% - 3,4% -
Others 6,4% - 6,7%  -
Total - 60  - 60
Turnout 45,3% 42,2%

  2016 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: BBC (http://www.bbc.com).

Archive: Legislative elections, 1999-2011:

1999 2003 2007 2011
LAB % 35,4 36,6 29,6 36,9
  S. 28 30 26 30
CON % 16,5 19,2 21,4 22,5
  S. 9 11 12 14
PC % 30,5 19,7 21,0 17,9
  S. 17 12 15 11
LD % 12,5 12,7 11,7 8,0
  S. 6 6 6 5
UKIP % - 3,5 4,0 4,6
  S. - - - -
GP % 2,5 3,5 3,5 3,4
  S. - - - -
JMIP % - 1,3 - -
  S. - 1 - -
Others % 2,6 3,5 8,8 6,5
  S. - - 1 -
Total S. 60 60 60 60
Turnout % 46,3 38,2 43,7 42,2

Abbreviations: LAB: Welsh Labour Party; CON: Welsh Conservative and Unionist Party; PC: Plaid Cymru-Party of Wales; LD: Welsh Liberal Democrats; UKIP: United Kingdom Independence Party; GP: Green Party of England and Wales; JMIP: John Marek Independent Party. 2016 Wolfram Nordsieck.