23 Sep, 2019 @ 08:46
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PSOE would INCREASE its majority if general election held in Spain tomorrow

pedro sanchez
Pedro Sanchez
PSOE leader and PM Pedro Sanchez

THE PSOE would win a majority if Spain held a general election tomorrow.

That’s the forecast being made by a 40dB survey, which showed current prime minister Pedro Sanchez would actually see his majority increase.

It comes despite the socialist leader having been unable to form a government in recent weeks.

It has meant Spain is on track to have its fourth election in as many years on November 10.

But according to the latest poll, the PSOE would jump from 123 seats to 132.

However it would still be a long way off the 176 seats needed for an absolute majority.

Ciudadanos would shed 23 seats, dropping from 57 to 34, making them the biggest losers, according to the poll.

The Partido Popular would redeem itself after having the worst result in its history in the snap April election, seeing its seats rise from 66 to 94, the poll predicted.

Far right Vox would also lose 18 seats, meaning even if the right wing parties made a pact they would only have 148 seats, short of the absolute majority needed.

Podemos would win 38 seats, according to the survey, meaning a pact with PSOE would leave them just six seats short of the absolute majority.

The PNV and PRC however, which would both support a PSOE and Podemos pact, would bring eight seats to the table, meaning there would be enough deputies to form a government.

The survey was conducted between September 18 and 20 after it was revealed that Spain was heading for an election on November 10.

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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