Spanish elections, the people win. But without an absolute majority

Spanish elections, the people win.  But without an absolute majority

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The results of the elections in Spain confirm the victory of the Popular Party, led by conservative Alberto Núñez Figo, by a narrow margin. But the Socialist Workers Party of outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is holding out, while the far-right Vox party records an electoral defeat. The combination of these three news makes the formation of a government majority for any coalition particularly difficult. Indeed, potential ally Fox is in sharp decline and the required 176-seat threshold will never be reached.

Figo: We won the elections

Popular Party leader Alberto Núñez Viejo commented, “I am very proud, we won the election.” “A result that would have been unimaginable a year ago,” he added. He added, “As the party’s most voted candidate, I believe it is my duty to open the dialogue, lead that dialogue, and try to govern our country. Our duty is to avoid a period of uncertainty.” He concluded by saying, “I solemnly request that no one be tempted to impede Spain again.”

Numbers

Feijòo PP is the first party to gain 136 seats and the far-right Vox slips to 33, even together they will not have an outright majority. Psoe at 122, left Somar in fourth place with 31. However, according to some Spanish media, the leader of the Popular Party Alberto Núñez Figo will ask other political formations to ensure that he becomes prime minister even if he does not obtain an absolute majority in the general elections.

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Sanchez: We are a great democracy

Speaking to a crowd of supporters gathered in Madrid outside the Socialist Party headquarters, outgoing Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, “Thank you to all the Spaniards who voted, we are a great democracy.” “We’ve had over 4 years of votes, over seven million people who voted for us: Thank you all,” he said. He said that the “coup” bloc represented by the People’s Party and Vox “was defeated” in the elections.

Fox: We are ready to oppose or return to the polls

The worried Spaniards today know that we will not disappoint them, that we will resist: we are fully prepared for the opposition and return to the polls “: said the leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, commenting at the party’s headquarters in Madrid on the results of the Spanish general elections that did not go well for his party. About communism, separatism, putschism and terrorism. “

early voting

An early vote regarding the natural termination of the legislature was required by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez after the beatings the Socialists received in administrations at the end of May. At stake is not only the next head of government in Madrid, but perhaps the future balance of Europe as well, given that these elections, along with those in Poland, are the last before the entire union goes to the polls next year. The final participation rate was 68.23%. The number is two points higher than the number recorded in previous policies in 2019.

Spain scenarios

Alberto Núñez Viejo’s party, together with Santiago Abascal’s Vox, is a few seats below the threshold required to win the Cortes’ absolute majority (176 seats) and be able to enter government. The Socialist Workers Party of outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is clinging on and together with Somar, the leftist coalition led by Yolanda Diaz, can aspire to dialogue with other small local parties. Vox in fact came in almost half as much as in 2019. Perhaps the Spanish right failed to achieve its goal of giving the shoulder to the socialist government and presenting the hated “Sanchismo” file forever. In short, the “government of patriots” advocated by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in connection with a massive rally by Vox some ten days ago, will be removed. On the left, Sanchez may have won his bet: sending a state to vote at the earliest possible date, July 23, 40 degrees in the shade, in order to avoid questioning for months after the electoral explosion of local administrations on May 28.



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Europe’s eyes focused on Madrid

Meanwhile, elections in Spain keep Brussels in suspense. The vote represents the real test of the controversial European axis between Popolari’s party and the conservatives. With a slogan repeated in the buildings of the EU institutions: whoever wins the ballot, what is at stake is the continuation of the main files that Madrid, as the current president, will have to manage until the end of 2023. Above all, the new pact on migration and the reform of economic governance. To gauge the potential Ppe-Ecr partnership temperature will be the result of Pp and Vox, the mirror in the Iberian territories of the respective Brussels political families. And after the new line shown in Eurochamber with the recent shift in Popolari led by Germany’s Manfred Weber toward the conservatives from Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in the fight until the final vote against the – approved – law on restoring nature, rumors of a real deal continue to haunt one another. Also due to the results returned from opinion polls in Greece, Finland and Sweden, where the trend towards a right-of-center alignment was strengthened.

President of Fratelli d'Italia and the ECR party during a meeting with Vox leader Santiago Abascal "To congratulate the results obtained in the regional elections"in a photo posted to Giorgia Meloni's Twitter profile, May 11, 2021. ANSA / TWITTER GIORGIA MELONI++HO - NO SALES EDITOIAL UE ONLY

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