– We justify the present and the future of our party: social democracy has a future, " said Pedro Sánchez in a victory speech before cheering supporters from the balcony of the party headquarters in Madrid.
The only requirements I have for parties in a coalition government is the respect for the constitution and the promotion of social justice. He will not put up a few ”backup cords,” he says, an expression used in Spain to illustrate the refusal of a party to agree with one another.
a social democratic party in a large european country in a very long time. The party increases its representation from the 85 mandate to around 120 of the 350 seats.
A similar change, though in the opposite direction, hitting the party Partido Popular that loses at least half of its 137 seats.
The liberal national party Ciudadanos increases strongly, to around 55 mandates, but högerblocket is far from being able to form the government, because the new right-wing Vox not more than a maximum of 25 seats.
a great personal victory. Two years ago he was leader of the socialist party ”barons” – regional bosses – then he refused to let the right-wing Partido Popular to form a minority government.
In the primaries, the party then declared defeated Sánchez clearly his former patron, The socialisthövding Susana Díaz. In may last year, managed to Sánchez with a bold combination in the congress, with the help of the basque nationalists and Catalan separatists, the snatch power from the Partido Popular to form a minority government.
In February, pressed by the Catalan separatists, who are the congressional vågmästare, declared he election. Few analysts predicted that he would emerge victorious from it.
the right-wing Vox for the win. Vox stole the votes from the Partido Popular and the fragmentation of the right. But the two parties ' overall mandate is far from what the Partido Popular alone had after the last election.Santiago Abascal, the leader of the right-wing Vox. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
The Spanish mandatfördelningssystemet favour in a very special way the major parties, but it favours also the rural voters at the expense of the urban. Thus, the Ciudadanos around fifteen mandate more than Podemos, despite the fact that the parties had roughly an equal number of votes.
The Catalan separatistpartierna went forward in a dramatic way and is expected together to get the entire 23 seats. Also the basque parties went heavily forward, to 10 seats.
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