By James Warren •
Published: 05 Nov 2019 • 10:51
THE Far-right political party, Vox has drawn attention after a strong showing in latest popularity polls ahead of the general election.
Spain’s social-democratic Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) are still the favourites to win the most seats at the upcoming election but the far right Vox party have almost doubled their presence in popularity terms, raising the eyebrows of political analysts.
Spanish media released the data from the recent poll by data research firm 40Db ahead of Sunday’s election where Spanish citizens head to the ballot boxes for the fourth time in as many years.
A messy election campaign and a laughably complicated coalition government negotiation process has no doubt cast doubt over the leading parties credentials, which according to some experts, has given rise to the popularity of far right ideologies.
Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez from the PSOE was forced to call the election after failing to form a government, and after he ruled out a coalition, the political deadlock currently taking place is set to continue.
The continued issues regarding immigration are also a key factor in the rise of Vox’s popularity, according to leading sources.
According to predictions, Vox is set for significant gains, winning 46 seats, up from 24 after the last elections in April this year.
The conservative People’s Party (PP) also is showing strongly and is set to finish second in the elections after a making significant inroads with 91 seats expected.
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