Spain's Socialist Party Hails Victory After Historic Gains By the far-right

The Guardian: Spanish election: socialists win amid far-right gains

PSOE wins 123 seats on 75% turnout and is likely to seek coalition to reach 176-seat target for working majority

Spain’s ruling socialists won the most votes but fell short of a majority in Sunday’s snap general election, a contest marked by the breakthrough of the far-right Vox party and a disastrous performance by the country’s traditional conservative party.

Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) won 123 seats, the conservative People’s party (PP) 66, the centre-right Citizens party 57, the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos and its allies 42, and Vox 24.

Despite it being the country’s third general election in under four years, turnout was 75.8% – well up on the 66.5% two years ago.

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More News On Spain's Election

Spanish general election 2019: full results -- The Guardian
Socialists win Spain election, far-right emerges as player -- AP
Spain's Socialists on course to regain power but talks await -- Reuters
Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough -- BBC
Spanish election: Socialists ahead without a majority as far-right party makes gains -- ABC News Online
Spain: Pedro Sanchez's Socialists win election but miss majority -- DW
Socialists win Spain election; far-right party to make debut in parliament -- FOX News
How the far right gained a foothold in Spain -- Sam Jones, The Guardian
Spain's general election: What just happened? -- Katya Adler, BBC

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