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Election in Spain: Live Blog with Analysis, Opinion and Results
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is expected to lose, but no single party would have a majority.
Spaniards elect a new Congress and Senate on Sunday. Polls opened at 9 this morning and will close at 8 in the evening. 37 million Spaniards are eligible to vote.
I’ll be live-blogging about the results at atlanticsentinel.com. I'll pay particular attention to the results in Catalonia, where I lived for three-and-a-half years. Until polls close, expect several posts about the Spanish electoral and party system, the issues that mattered in this campaign and my take on who might form the next (coalition) government.
Polls predict Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of the Socialist Workers’ Party will be pushed into second place by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, the leader of the conservative People’s Party. But either man would need the support of a smaller party to govern: Sánchez the far-left Sumar (Unite), led by outgoing labor minister Yolanda Díaz, Feijóo the far-right Vox (Voice), led by Santiago Abascal.
If you haven’t yet, read my Spanish election guide. It contains everything you need to know to prepare for this evening.
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