Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough
April 29, 2019 5:12 am
pain’s ruling Socialists are heading for victory in the third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority, early results say.
PM Pedro Sánchez’s party is to win almost 30% and would need the support of radical left Podemos and nationalists 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 party polled over 9% of the vote, which would give it 23 seats in the 350-seat parliament, with 23% of the vote counted.
The Socialist prime minister has presented himself as a bulwark against the far right’s advance.