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Spain faces its ninth European elections since becoming a member of the EU in 1985

Spain faces its ninth European elections this Sunday since its entry into the European Union was made official in 1985. From then on, the PSOE and PP have shared the victories, with each events attaining 4 wins every, though on a number of events the The distinction between the 2 has been one or two seats, which is called a technical tie.

The socialists had been the final to win these European elections in 2019, once they received 20 seats and 32.84% of the votes with the candidacy of Josep Borrell. Precisely, the present High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU additionally headed the PSOE checklist within the earlier socialist victory in these elections in 2004, with 43.46% of the votes and 25 seats.

To see one other victory for the PSOE we now have to return to 1989, with former Foreign Minister Fernando Morán as a candidate, when the socialists received by profitable 27 seats and nearly 40% of the votes. The PSOE additionally received the primary European elections held in Spain, in 1987 after the nation's entry into the European Union the earlier yr. At that point, Fernando Morán's candidacy received 28 seats and 39.06% of the votes.

For its half, the final time the PP received these European elections was in 2014 with the candidacy of Miguel Arias Cañete. At that point a number of events emerged and the favored ones achieved victory with 16 seats and 26.09% of the votes, though they had been two deputies forward of the socialists, who had 14 seats that yr.

The PP additionally achieved victory within the earlier election, in 2009, when its candidate Jaime Mayor Oreja received 24 seats and 42.12% of the votes. On this event, the PSOE additionally got here very shut and obtained 23 deputies. And in 1999, the PP candidacy headed by Loyola de Palacio additionally received the elections with 27 deputies and nearly 40% of the votes. The best well-liked victory was in 1994, with the candidacy headed by Abel Matutes, when the PP reached 28 seats and 40.12% of the votes.

Apart from the 2 massive events, Izquierda Unida has been the opposite social gathering that has nearly all the time obtained illustration in these European elections, besides within the 2004 election, which was the one time through which they didn’t handle to enter.

The 2014 European elections served as the primary electoral occasion through which Podemos entered with the candidacy of Pablo Iglesias, whose picture was the brand on the poll. He arrived on the European Parliament with 5 seats and nearly 8% of the votes. That yr Ciudadanos additionally entered the European Parliament with two seats and three.16% of the votes. For its half, Vox made its look within the Community Chamber within the 2019 elections, with three deputies and 6.20% of the votes. (EP)