The conservative Workers’ Party won the parliamentary elections in Spain. The Socialist Party comes in second. Both presidents consider themselves winners.
The conservative People’s Party has won early parliamentary elections in Spain. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Alberto Núñez Viejo’s party led with 33.1 percent and 136 seats.
I expressly ask the Socialist Party and other political forces not to block the Spanish government again. “There is no Spanish prime minister who rules the country after an electoral defeat,” Nunez Figo said.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party won 31.7% of the vote, or 122 seats. Sánchez led a minority government that he formed with the left-wing party Unidas Podemos, among others.
Pedro Sánchez said on election night: “Thank you to all of Spain because we have shown the world that we are a strong and clean democracy. A great democracy.”
With more than 99 percent of the votes counted, the right-wing Vox party took 12.4 percent, or 33 seats, in the House of Representatives. Vox is a potential coalition partner for the People’s Party. A total of 169 seats will not be enough for PP and Vox for an absolute majority. That’s 176 seats.
And 12.3 percent voted for the new left-wing assembly movement, the Sumar coalition, which was established in May, moving to parliament and including 31 deputies.
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