The Spaniards are called since Sunday morning for the third Time in only three and a half years to elect a new Parliament. Up to the early afternoon a high level of participation was recorded according to the election authority with 41,48 percent.
For comparison: At the last vote had gone in the same period, only 36.87 the percent of the Spaniards to the polls. The interest of the voters had reached a historic low. Nearly 37 million eligible to vote, can vote throughout the country in 23'000 polling stations.
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The vote in the Spanish media started to report that without any problems. 92'000 police officers should ensure the safety. In the sunshine in the vast country, many people in queues waiting to share at the ballot box.
In the polls, the Socialist workers party (PSOE) was in weeks of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, with about 30 percent of the votes in the front. Nevertheless, the 47-Year-old could emerge as a loser from the day of the election. In the Morning, he gave as the first of the Spanish leaders in his voice in Pozuelo de Alarcon, outside Madrid. Media and experts speculated in the past few days, which coalitions would be needed to enable the socialists would have a majority.
for the conservative formations, with the people's party PP at the top of a majority of eligible coalition in the area of the Possible. In this case, would be expected to join the government with the Newcomer Vox for the first time in almost four decades a right-wing party in Madrid.
But it could be due to the large fragmentation of the Spanish party landscape again to a Blockade as 2016. At the time, Spain remained, in spite of two elections within six months for almost a year without a regular government.
the trigger for the stalemate was the end of the de facto two-party system made of PP and PSOE and 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 with the help of smaller Catalan separatist parties to Power. His 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. If the survey values, but will not be sufficient this Time, a coalition of PSOE and the left electoral Alliance, Unidos Podemos alone for the formation of a government.
The prestigious newspaper "El País" wrote in an editorial, after this "short and very moving legislature," it is only "a fundamental right" to vote, but it was "a responsibility" that should not deprive the citizens. The choice is crucial, in order to give the country back to stability.
The polls close at 20 PM and the Canary Islands at 21 CEST. Shortly after the first projections on the Basis of post-election surveys are to be expected.
Created: 28.04.2019, 16:17 PM