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Spanish election: Sánchez set to fall short of majority – live updates

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All the news, reaction and comment from Spain’s fourth general election in as many years 7.28pm GMT A second poll, carried out on Saturday and Sunday for the online news site EL ESPAÑOL, is predicting roughly similar results, with the PSOE set to remain the largest party in parliament with between 112 and 118 deputies – as many as 11 down on its score in April’s inconclusive elections. But the centre-left party’s chances of forming a government “would depend on an arithmetic even more devilish than that of April 28, since the leftwing parties are even further from an absolute majority,” the website said. “Spain remains lost in a maze, with this election night not producing any solution to the institutional gridlock.” 7.19pm GMT The RTVE poll suggests the left (the PSOE party and anti-austerity Podemos) are on set to lose seats compared to April’s vote, with the conservative People’s party and far-right Vox making big gains. The big loser of the night looks set to be the liberal Ciudadanos (Citizens) party, which seems to be paying the electoral price for refusing to even contemplate entering a coalition with the PSOE seven months ago. Continue reading…

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Author : Jon Henley Europe correspondent

Publish date : 2019-11-10 19:30:04

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