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Spain’s Conservative Party Wins General Election But Falls Short of Governing Majority

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Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) has emerged as the winner of the general election held on Sunday but failed to secure enough seats to form a government on its own. The PP, led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, obtained 136 seats in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies, followed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, which won 122 seats.

The far-right Vox party came third with 33 seats, while the left-wing coalition Sumar, headed by Yolanda Díaz, got 31 seats. The rest of the seats were distributed among various regional and nationalist parties, such as the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), Together for Catalonia (Junts) and the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV).

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