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Spain faces uncertain future as far-right gains ground in snap election

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Spain is holding a snap general election on Sunday, July 23, that could see a far-right party enter the government for the first time in decades.

The election was called by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, a socialist, after his party suffered major losses in regional and local elections in May. His coalition partner, the leftist Podemos party, also saw its support dwindle.

Most polls predict that the center-right opposition Popular Party (PP) will win the most seats but fall short of an absolute majority in the 350-seat parliament. This means that the PP will likely have to form a coalition with the far-right Vox party, which has been gaining popularity with its anti-immigration, anti-feminist and anti-regionalist rhetoric.

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