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Exit poll puts Socialists as winners in Spain

The Socialist (PSOE) party has won the Spanish general election, according to an exit poll released at 8pm, as polling stations closed.

The survey gives Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez‘s candidacy 116-121 seats, followed by the People’s Party (PP) with 69-73, Ciudadanos (Cs) with 48-49, and Unidas Podemos (42-45).

Exit poll

The far-right Vox party will make its debut in Spain’s Congress with 36-38 seats, says the survey.

In Catalonia, Esquerra Republicana (ERC) has come first with 13-14 seats, winning the election for the first time since the 1930s. It is neck and neck with the Catalan Socialists (PSC) with 12-13.

En Comú Podem (the Catalan allies of Podemos, 8 seats), Cs (5), Junts per Catalunya (5), and the People’s Party (2) follow, says the poll.

Vox also makes a breakthrough in Catalonia with one seat, along with the far-left pro-independence Front Republicà party, which also has one seat.

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