The Balearic Islands make a turn to the left

PP Islas Baleares

THE Partido Popular conservative party has lost their absolute majority in the Islands and an approximate 70,000 votes.
The PP now has 20 representatives (28.50 per cent), losing 15 seats.
Previous president of the autonomous community, Jose Ramon Bauza, and his austerity measures are accredited by Spanish media as having greatly influenced the results.
It is expected that left-wing parties will form a coalition to establish the regional government, as the minimum required to reach an absolute majority is 30 seats.
The PSOE socialist party won 14 seats (18,94 per cent), three fewer than in 2011, becoming the second political force. In towns such as Inca, Calvia or Capdepera, they have obtained the majority of votes.
Podemos independent party, lead by Alberto Jarabo, has entered the regional government with a significant 10 seats and more than 60,000 votes. It is the first time this group has participated in the elections and it has become the third political force in the Islands and fourth in Mallorca.
Mes has registered its most positive results since the group was created, obtaining nine seats in the regional parliament and 22,000 more votes than last time.
Finally, Ciudadanos has obtained a total of two regional representatives and will not be able to form a coalition to help the PP conservative party form the government.

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