Thus, in Spain – once again – a choice with no “right” winner. The socialists of Prime Minister Sánchez received the most votes. But nowhere a majority is in sight.

After counting of approximately 80 percent of the votes of the socialist PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) missed with about 29.1 percent of the absolute majority. Sánchez difficult and probably long coalition talks with the left and regional parties are very – it’s a complicated political stalemate threatens again.

PP great defeat,

The conservative people’s party, PP (Partido Popular) follows according to the forecasts, in second place with 16.7 per cent and halved their result of the last election.

it is then Followed by the liberal Ciudadanos (15,5), the left party Unidas Podemos (14.3 percent), and the only founded in 2013, the right-nationalist party, Vox, which feeds with 10.2 percent for the first time to the Madrid national Parliament. It is classified by the media as extreme right. With the official preliminary end results around midnight expected.

Vox-party leader, Santiago Abascal called on his followers after the election, to uphold the unity of Spain. In front of a cheering crowd in Madrid, criticized the 43-Year-old on Sunday evening, once again, the independence aspirations of the crisis region of Catalonia. “Now we have a voice in Parliament!” he cried to the people, which many Spanish flags waving. “We are here to stay. This is only the beginning!”, the politician stressed.

How is the new government?

With these Figures, the possible coalition partner of the PSOE and Podemos would come together in the best case, to 165 members. So you would be missing for the absolute majority of eleven seats in the 350-member chamber of deputies.

Sánchez will be not only with Unidas Podemos, but also with many smaller left and nationalist regional parties in difficult conversations need to occur. In the case of the parties of the right spectrum (PP, Ciudadanos and Vox) were missing at least 30 seats to form a government capable coalition.

75 per cent went to the ballot box

On Sunday, one of the highest turnouts in the history of Spanish democracy has been registered. According to the interior Ministry, around 75 percent of the election were entitled to their voice. The were almost nine percentage points more than in the last election in June 2016. The media spoke of a “historic turnout”, which was the record from 1982 (almost 80 percent) – a year after the coup attempt – very close.

years of political instability and growing Worries about the future, the Spaniards driven out, apparently, despite the Sunny day for a trip in crowds in the polling stations.

“For a better life, for peace”

in Many places, long queues formed. Especially older people flocked to the approximately 23’000 polling stations – such as the 100-year-old Rafaela Mira Carratalá in Alicante.

she was brought down on Sunday morning to the home two Times, and yet you’ve never pulled in recital, her voice, she said in front of journalists: “I have seen everything, Republic, civil war (1936-1939), have visited my husband in prison, and under the dictatorship (until 1975) suffered. Therefore, I agree since the return of democracy. For a better life, for peace.”

“Main choice”

leaders of various political parties, including opposition leader Pablo Casado, spoke of the “most important election you can remember”. Because the list of problems is long, and most of all: The conflict in Catalonia, the threat status of policy paralysis, the first signs of an economic slowdown and persistently high unemployment and the increasing Migration.

It was already the third parliamentary election in just three and a half years. Nearly 37 million citizens were called to the ballot boxes. Polls in recent days had already shown that’s probably not a viable coalition would come into existence. In Sánchez’s PSOE was always in the front, however, he was traded nevertheless, as the potential losers of the election.

The vote was Spanish according to media reports without any problems. 92’000 police officers provided security.

Political blockades are nothing new

in 2016, there was in Spain a political Blockade. At that time, the country remained, in spite of two rounds of voting within a period of six months for almost a year without a regular government. The trigger for the stalemate is the end of the two-party system, made of PP and PSOE, as well as the distribution of votes to the newly established parties.

The weak conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy held, ultimately, only one and a half years. Sánchez came in the summer of 2018, according to a motion of censure against Rajoy’s by using a smaller Catalan separatist parties that PSOE but had only 84 out of 350 deputies in Madrid, Congreso de los Diputados.

After the government was made on the demands of the separatist members of Parliament, deprived of this to him in February during the budget debate of their support. Then Sánchez was forced to call an election.

(SDA)