Saturday, 03 December 2016

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Party Popular Win but without a Majority

WITH a little over 50 per cent of the population voting, Mariano Rajoy's governing Party, PP have secured just enough votes over the PSOE in the Municipal and Regional elections to claim victory. In what could be a foretaste for a national election expected in November, the PP suffered its…

Winning the Battle but losing the war

SPAIN'S ruling People's Party (PP) has won the municipal election in the country's capital Madrid but it could lose control of the city council for the first time since 1991, official data with 99 per cent of the votes counted showed. The PP grabbed 21 seats in the 57-strong local…

Podemos and Ciudadanos 'make gains'

WITH nearly all results from Spain's local and regional elections in, it would seem that in a neck and neck race, the PP has just got the advantage. Despite gains for the new anti-corruption movements, and at the expense of the country's traditional main parties, the preliminary results show that…

Spanish protest parties 'surge'

Spanish exit polls predict big wins for anti-austerity parties in local elections and big losses for governing party

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Counting started at 8.15pm

NOW all the party leaders have posed for their publicity shots while dropping envelopes in the ballot boxes, the polling stations are closing and rushing the sealed caskets to the counting stations. From 8.15 we will start to see the results flooding in from some 8100 boroughs around the country…

How the Locals could affect the General Elections

THE Latest GESOP poll for El Periódico forecasts a four-way split Congress at the national level by the end of the year, in line with Metroscopia polls published by El País since January. The new GESOP poll, though, predicts the governing Popular Party will win the election but will lose…

The changing face of Spanish voters

TODAYS elections may mark a generational change in the vote, in which the younger population show more support to emerging parties such as Ciudadanos and Podemos. The latest polls underscore the "hipermovilisación" of the youth vote, which points to a rise in the participation of five points from the municipal…

A quick look at the Spanish electoral system

SPAIN has a multi-party system at both the national and regional level. Nationally there are two dominant political parties, the left-leaning PSOE and right-wing PP, which make it extremely difficult for any other formation or coalition to achieve electoral majorities. Regional parties can be strong in autonomous communities like Catalonia…

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