PP gain, Socialists lose in regional votes

Galicia president Alberto Núñez Feijóo (L) and acting PM Mariano Rajoy Photo: EPA

LAST Sunday’s elections in the Galicia and Basque regions provided a welcome boost to the Partido Popular, presently governing Spain on a care-taker basis, and inflicted a blow to their main opposition, the socialist PSOE party. In both regions, the socialists lost seats to the anti-austerity party Podemos, but it was a bad result for the centrist Ciudadanos party, whose candidates polled under four per cent of the total votes in both regions.

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