No party or group will win an outright majority in Spain’s snap general election, with 95% of votes counted as of Sunday, despite efforts by the conservative People’s Party (PP) to beat the ruling Socialists.
The PP will win 136 parliamentary seats in the 350-seat lower house, 47 more than in the previous election in 2019, according to preliminary figures released by the interior ministry.
The far-right Vox had 33 seats, 19 below the 2019 result and is the third largest force in parliament, and their hypothetical coalition with the PP fell short of an absolute majority of 176 seats.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party trailed with 122 seats and its far-left ally Sumer with 31 seats.
Earlier voter surveys had shown that PP and Vox would win a majority, but the results point to a hung parliament.