The right-wing political forces failed in the early general elections in Spain. This was announced on July 23 by the Prime Minister, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez.
“We got more votes, more seats and more percentages than four years ago,” the newspaper 20 minutes quotes him as saying.
According to Sanchez, the “regressive bloc” of the right-wing forces was defeated.
The conservative People’s Party, which is the PSOE’s main rival, won 136 seats in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies (the lower house of parliament) in the elections, the PSOE received 122 seats, followed by the far-right Vox party (33) and the left-wing movement Sumar (31).
None of the parties was able to get an absolute majority in parliament to form a government on their own. In this regard, negotiations will be held to approve the candidacy of the prime minister. They put to shame: will there be an ultra-right government in Spain And why voters are not eager to take part in parliamentary elections
In Spain, on July 23, voting took place in the elections to the Cortes General (bicameral parliament). The sites opened at 9:00 local time (10:00 Moscow time) and continued to work until 20:00 (21:00 Moscow time). The turnout in the elections as of 18:30 (19:30 Moscow time) was 53.12%, according to the official website for monitoring the results. According to the results of the elections, 350 members of the Congress of Deputies for four years and 208 senators will be elected.
On July 12, it became known that the opposition People’s Party, led by Alberto Nunez Feijoo, is leading in the ratings over the so far ruling socialists of Sanchez. However, according to a senior researcher at the Department of European Political Studies, IMEMO. EAT. Primakov RAS Ekaterina Cherkasova, even with a majority of votes, the party will be doomed to a coalition with the far-right Vox party. And such a prospect, according to the survey, scares 60% of Spaniards.
In Spain, the legislative power is exercised by Cortes Generales elected for a term of four years, consisting of the Senate (upper house) and the Congress of Deputies (lower house).Share: