In Spain, Feijoo's People's Party advances, however Sanchez's Socialists resist | EUROtoday

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Alberto Nunez Feijoo's Popular Party advances however Pedro Sanchez's Socialists maintain on. And regardless of Vox's new leap, the precise features little or nothing within the European elections in Spain.

According to the exit polls launched by TVE, the Spanish public tv, instantly after the polls closed, the People's Party is within the lead with 32.4% of the votes equal to 21-23 seats, a transparent improve in comparison with the present 13, obtained nevertheless, completely swallowing up Ciudadanos' former allies who disappear from the European Parliament. The Socialist Party stays steady, with 30.2% of the vote, and a spot between 20 and 22 seats, in comparison with the present 21. Vox is rising with 10.4% of the votes, equal to 6 or seven MEPs, not less than two greater than the present 4. On the left, Yolanda Diaz's Sumar gained between three and 4 seats, and Podemos between two and three seats.

One of the large information is the emergence with three seats of the Salf celebration – which stands for If Acabò la Fiesta, the celebration is over – led by the social media agitator, Luis Perez, often called Alvise Perez.

The socialist chief confirmed up on the polling station collectively along with his spouse Begona Gomez, who’s below investigation in a corruption and affect peddling affair that has shaken the electoral marketing campaign. “I invite participation to stop the reactionary wave: Spanish citizens will show that they are for progress, to look forward and not go backwards,” Sanchez mentioned yesterday. In latest days the prime minister himself, harshly criticized by the opposition, had mentioned: «After having stopped the ultra-right in Spain, it’s time to return to giving a lesson to the world, an instance to Europe of how we are able to cease the worldwide ultra-right”.

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«I don't remember an electoral campaign so focused on European issues as this one: the economy, the green turning point but above all the foundations of Europe with the contrast between the sovereignist right and the left», explains Oriol Bartomeus, director of the Institute of Political and social sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. «Sanchez – adds Bartomeus – appealed to the Spaniards to stop the advance of the right, partially replicating the strategy he had followed in the last Spanish elections: there he had been defeated by the People's Party but then took his revenge by managing to set up a governing coalition. In Europe we will see what strategies the Spanish conservatives will follow.”