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Spain's socialists likely to win elections with 31.1% votes

Devdiscourse News Desk Madrid
Updated: 08-04-2019 04:06 IST
Spain's socialists likely to win elections with 31.1% votes

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Spain's Socialists would win a general election scheduled for April 28 with 31.1 percent of the votes, a poll published on Monday in newspaper ABC said, equivalent to between 137 and 139 seats in the 350-seat parliament, but short of a majority. A coalition of three right-wing parties - People's Party (PP), Ciudadanos and far-right Vox - would get 45.6 percent of votes, equivalent to between 149 and 158 seats, but this would also be short of the 176 seats needed for a majority, according to the poll conducted by GAD3.

Socialist Pedro Sanchez could be reelected as prime minister if he manages to form another parliamentary majority with the support of far-left Podemos and nationalist parties from Valencia and the Basque Country. Sanchez could also seek a coalition with Ciudadanos but the centre-right party has ruled out any deal with the Socialists.

(With inputs from agencies.)