By Cristina Hodgson • 10 November 2019 • 20:06
The initiative will run for two weeks with two stands in the sandy areas of San Juan, La Albufereta, El Postiguet and Urbanova, on the Costa Blanca. Image: Alicante Town Hall
DATA as at 6pm show that voter turnout is down nearly four points compared to the same time at the April 28 general election: 56.8% compared to 60.7%.
But an even bigger fall is evident in the number of postal votes, which are down around 30% compared to the April polls.
Since 2017, Spanish politics has been defined by a lack of parliamentary majorities and the inability of politicians to reach governing deals. Surveys suggest that the outcome of today’s vote will be an even more fractured lower house, with less of a difference between the left- and right-wing blocs. The far right is also expected to make significant gains.
The results of the vote will be known at around 10.30pm, when the acting government spokeswoman, Isabel Celaá, and the acting interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska are scheduled to give a news conference at the data control center in Madrid. The vote count will begin at 8pm.
Incidents that have taken place thus far during election day:
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