17 Dec, 2018 @ 16:04
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POLL SHOCKER: Far-right Vox party could form government if Spain held general election tomorrow

Vox leader
Santiago Abascal
FAR-RIGHT: Santiago Abascal’s Vox party marked a historic night in Andalucia, taking their first 12 seats in the regional elections

SPAIN’S far right Vox party could form part of the national government if an election was held tomorrow, a new poll has revealed.

The PSOE would win the most votes, but it would have to form a coalition with Unidos Podemos and others to get the majority needed to form a government.

However the conservative Partido Popular could also form a government by creating a pact with the centre-right Ciudadanos and far-right Vox.

According to a poll prepared by Sigma Dos for Antena 3, the PSOE would pick up 24.1% of the vote, followed by the PP with 21.2%, Ciudadanos 18.4%, Unidos Podemos 16.7%, and Vox with 9.2%.

The results suggest the PSOE would increase their voter share by 1.4 points compared to the general elections of 2016.

The PP, despite losing 11.8 points, would remain the main opposition force, while Ciudadanos would gain 5.3 points.

But Vox would see the most surprising surge, picking up 15 to 17 seats and winning almost 10% of all votes.

While the next general election is not scheduled until 2020, some 47.2% of Spaniards think current prime minister Pedro Sanchez should call a snap vote in March, according to the survey. 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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