The far-right party Vox is clearly increasing and will be the third strongest force in the parliamentary elections in Spain! Meanwhile, there are still no secure political conditions in Madrid.
The new elections have on Sunday according to first forecasts, no return to stable political conditions. Accordingly, the socialist PSOE of the incumbent head of government Pedro Sanchez may remain the strongest force in the fourth general election within four years. However, the absolute majority in the 350-member House of Representatives will miss them significantly.
Means: formation of a government almost impossible, A large coalition on the German model with the conservative PP, which is likely to be the second strongest force, has excluded Sanchez.
According to forecasts, the overall picture in the Madrid "Congreso de los Diputados" will change very little in the future. PP thus improved against the vote at the end of April. However, it remains at around 20.1 percent, well behind the Socialists only second largest fraction. A grand coalition of the two traditional parties PSOE and Partido Popular excluded the top candidates even before the election.
However, the right-wing populists of Vox rose from fifth to third place, this time according to RTVE could approximately double the number of seats to 56 to 59. In April, Vox moved into the national parliament for the first time. The left alliance Unidas Podemos (UP) follows with 30 to 34 seats and loses massively compared to April.
Still no stable government
The main reason for the problems of government formation in Spain is the increasing fragmentation of the party landscape. In the past, a bipartisan system was in effect, with either the Socialists or the PP conservative party in power.
Head of Government Pedro Sanchez had been in charge of the country's affairs with a minority government since the last elections. That will not change.
During the election campaign, the political debate over dealing with the independence aspirations in Catalonia had played a central role. There had been violent protests after imprisonment was imposed on separatists.
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