Spanish Election Results: Deadlock Remains With No Party Having A Majority Of Seats

BBC: Spanish elections: Socialists lead amid right-wing surge

The governing Socialist Party in Spain looks set to win the most seats in the general election, but fall short of a majority with almost all results in.

With more than 85% of the votes counted, the opposition conservative Popular Party follows in second place, and the far-right Vox party appears to have heavily increased its vote share.

Right-wing parties have the most votes combined, though no majority.

Spain has not had a stable government since 2015.

This was the country’s fourth election in as many years.

Voter turnout at 18:00 local time (17:00 GMT) was 56.8%, almost four points lower than at the last general election in April.

Spanish politics has become increasingly fragmented in recent years with the emergence of new parties.


More News On The Spanish Election

Spanish election 2019: full results — The Guardian
Spanish election: deadlock remains as centre left tops poll and far right surges – live updates — The Guardian
The Latest: Spanish conservative party seeks end to deadlock — AP
Socialists win Spanish election but far-right party surges — AP
Spain’s far right doubles seats in hung parliament — Reuters
No clear majority in Spain as Socialists lead vote, far-right Vox surges — France 24
Spain elections: Socialists lead, while far-right Vox surges — DW
Spain’s Ciudadanos says ‘no excuses’ for bad result — Reuters
Spain’s Sanchez will call other parties to break political deadlock — Reuters
Vox says wants to build ‘patriotic alternative’ in Spain — Reuters

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