THE PSOE have claimed victory in the Andalucia elections, but are eight seats short of a majority and will need to pact with another party.
Podemos are now front runners to form a coalition with the Socialist party whom they wish to put under the microscope after decades of corruption.
Susana Diaz’s party claimed 47 seats, leaving them needing to agree a pact with another party to remain in power.
The PP dropped 17 seats to 33, while Podemos claimed 15 seats in their inaugural regional election.
Ciudadanos claimed 9 seats, meaning the PSOE could unite with either of the three parties to form a coalition.
The IU however dropped 12 seats to claim just five, with IU leader, Antonio Maillo, calling the result ‘totally unsatisfactory’.
Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said: “Thanks Andalucia, we move forward.”
This is now the worst result for the Socialist party in Andalucia since 1994.
Current Junta president, Diaz, still described it as an ‘indisputable and historic victory’.
Ciudadanos appeared to rule out a pact with the PSOE with leader Alberto Rivera stating, after the result: “Ciudadanos is not going to be in the Andalucian government as we have not won the elections.”