Conservatives and Populists See Gains As Left Falters in Spain's Most Populous Region

Conservatives and Populists See Gains As Left Falters in Spain's Most Populous Region


Spain’s conservative Popular Party made huge gains in the traditionally left-wing Andalusian regional election Sunday, and the populist party VOX also made gains, but below what the party had initially hoped.

The Popular Party (PP) saw a massive increase in seats in the Andalusian parliament, more than doubling their seats from 26 in 2018 to 58 seats, winning a majority in Spain’s most southern, and most populous region as the Socialist Worker’s Party of Spain (PSOE) lost three seats, the party’s first time not coming first in an election in the region ever.

Juan Manuel Moreno, the regional president of Andalusia, went into the election ruling with a coalition of other liberal Ciudadanos and support from VOX but will now be able to govern

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