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Catalan separatists set to lose majority as Spain’s pro-union Socialists win regional elections


BARCELONA, Spain — Separatist parties appear to be in danger of losing their decade-long hold of power in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region as the pro-union Socialist Party is poised to win the most votes in Sunday’s regional election with 85% of ballots counted.

The four pro-independence parties, led by the Together party of former regional president Carles Puigdemont, are set to total 62 seats, short of the key figure of 68 seats needed for a majority in the chamber.

The Socialists led by former health minister Salvador Illa are on course to win 42 seats, up from their 33 seats in 2021 when they also barely won they most votes but were unable to form a government.

The Socialists will still need to earn the backing of other parties to put Illa in charge. Dealmaking in the coming days, maybe weeks, will be key to forming a government. Neither a hung parliament nor a new election is out of the question.

But Illa’s surge should bode well for Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the Socialists before a European Parliament election next month.


Joseph Wilson , 2024-05-12 22:19:17

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