Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«PM Pedro Sánchez’s party polled 29% and will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right, to form a government.»
«For the first time since military rule ended in the 1970s, a far-right party is set to enter parliament. Vox opposes multiculturalism, feminism and unrestricted migration.»
«The other big story of the election was the collapse in support for the Popular Party (PP), which governed Spain until it was dumped from power in May 2018 in a no-confidence vote. …. in its worst election ever, the PP won just 66 seats, down from 137 in the previous parliament. »
«The Socialists won 123 seats while their former coalition partner, Podemos, won 42.»
«But it still leaves the Socialists and Podemos 11 seats short of the necessary 176 for a majority. »
«The centre-left Catalan ERC was the big winner in Catalonia, with a projected 15 seats. Its leader, Oriol Junqueras, is in jail facing trial for his role in declaring independence in October 2017 and tweeted thanks for the million votes his party received.»
«The PP’s historic defeat means that, even with the support of centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens) and Vox, it has no chance of forming a coalition, and leader Pablo Casado said it would become the main opposition force.»
«Vox won more than 10% of the vote, which gives it 24 seats in the 350-seat parliament.»
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Il tracollo del Pp avrà sicuramente ripercussioni alle elezioni europee: i popolari spagnoli sono infatti nel gruppo popolare nell’europarlamento.