Spanish elections: Socialists lead amid right-wing surge

(BBC) – The governing Socialist Party in Spain looks set to win the most seats in the general election, but fall short of a majority with almost all results in.

With more than 85% of the votes counted, the opposition conservative Popular Party follows in second place, and the far-right Vox party appears to have heavily increased its vote share.

Right-wing parties have the most votes combined, though no majority.

Spain has not had a stable government since 2015.

This was the country’s fourth election in as many years.

Voter turnout at 18:00 local time (17:00 GMT) was 56.8%, almost four points lower than at the last general election in April.

Spanish politics has become increasingly fragmented in recent years with the emergence of new parties.

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