Voters in Spain went to the polls on Sunday in the country’s second general election since April. It was also Spain’s fourth general election in the last four years.
Spain’s Socialists won the most seats but failed to win a majority. Questions continue about Spain’s ability to break its political gridlock.
Meanwhile, the far-right Vox party was a big winner, more than doubling its seats.
- To discuss all this:
- Pablo Pardo is a journalist and U.S. Bureau Chief for El Mundo.
- Miguel Otero-Iglesias is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Professor at IE School of Global and Public Affairs.
- Sohail Jannessari is Doctoral candidate in political science at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University.
- Pieter Cleppe is Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe.
Elections in Spain: Two surprises and three options to form government (op-ed) https://t.co/c0NsmNW6PH
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) November 11, 2019
November 10 #SpanishElections full story: A poll that was meant to unblock the political situation in Spain has only served to complicate it, with losses for the left, a recovery for the PP and a huge boost for the far-right https://t.co/ELK6VzC2Xe
— El País in English (@elpaisinenglish) November 10, 2019
Spanish elections: Socialists 'lead amid right-wing surge' https://t.co/O5dWphFSpW
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 10, 2019