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Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough

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Spain's ruling Socialists are on course to be the biggest party in the third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority.

For the first time since military rule ended in the 1970s, a far-right party is set to enter parliament.
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According to the results the Socialists are set to win 123 seats while their former coalition partner Podemos would have 42.

That would leave the two parties short of the necessary 176 for a majority, and requiring the support of Catalan pro-independence parties and Basque nationalists. Mr Sánchez had to call the election when Catalan MPs withdrew their support last month.

 



Read more: https://www.bbc.co.u...europe-48081540


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Spain Eyes Another Election After Socialists Can’t Form Government

 

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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s caretaker prime minister failed Thursday to receive the endorsement of the national parliament to form another government, conjuring the specter of the country’s fourth general election in five years.

 

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez needed more “yes” than “no” votes from lawmakers in the lower house of the Spanish parliament. He only received backing from the chamber’s 123 Socialist members and one lawmaker from a marginal regional party, while 155 lawmakers voted “No.” There were 67 abstentions.

 

Sánchez had tried to entice the far-left United We Can party into a government coalition, but the two rivals failed to agree on how to divvy up Cabinet posts and other powerful positions.

 

…Lawmakers now have until Sept. 23 to break the deadlock or Spain’s fourth national election in five years will be triggered.

 

Sánchez could try again during that period given that the three parties on the right can’t reach a majority by themselves.

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Spain’s caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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