By James Warren •
Published: 11 Nov 2019 • 12:16
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THE Socialist PSOE Party has come out on top in last weekends General Elections but showed slightly weaker than back in April.
After the votes came in on the 10N elections, the PSOE party claimed 27 of the 31 municipalities in Axarquia, three less than the 28A votes.
Surprise of the campaign however was the far right Vox party pushed on with its popularity in the region by taking three seats in the Canillas de Albaida, Cómpeta and Algarrobo municipalities.
Canillas de Albaida, the only town in Axarquia that did not vote for PSOE in April has swung its majority across to the VOX party from the PP, making the group the second most popular political organisation in Axarquia.
The only other municipal majority was won by Ponemos IU who in Arenas.
The PP remained consistent, placing second in most of the municipalities voted for the PSOE, with a notable exception of Velez Malaga, where VOX pushed ahead with 9,706 and PP from 8,567 for the PP.
Nationwide the PSOE trend continued, putting Pedro Sanchez’s party firmly ahead of the PP with a total of 120 seats, three less than 28A.
Following in second was the PP with 88 seats, significantly recovering from the April elections where Pablo Casado’s party fell to only 66.
VOX again made a strong showing, pulling 53 seats nationally, making then the third most important political party in Spain.
However the result from the weekend does not mean that an absolute majority was reached, therefore Pedro Sánchez would again depend on the vote of the independence parties, an abstention of the PP or the forming of a coalition with Palbo Casado’s party.
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