Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s governing Socialist party (PSOE) has won Spain’s general election, taking 123 seats in the 350-seat Congress in one of Spain’s most hotly contested elections in decades. Together with the far-left Podemos, Sánchez could try to form a government with the support of Basque nationalist and moderate regional parties.
Ultra-nationalist party Vox took 24 seats to become the first far-right party to have a sizeable parliamentary representation since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. This ballot is the third national election in four years. Sánchez called the vote after failing to garner support in Congress for his 2019 budget plan.