Regional elections fail to resolve national political deadlock in Spain


Spanish acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (2-R), leader of the Galician Popula Party (PP) and candidate for re-election Alberto Nunez Feijoo (2-L), PP's Secretary General in Galicia Miguel Tellado (L), and PP's President in Pontevedra Alfonso Rueda (R) attend an election campaign event in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, 10 September 2016. Galicia's regional parliamentary election will be held on 25 September 2016.

A good weekend, but not a game-changing weekend for the incumbent PP and Mariano Rajoy

Regional elections in the Basque country and Galicia failed to resolve the national political deadlock in Spain.

A bad weekend for PSOE, good for PP

The ruling Popular Party (PP) won a resounding victory in Galicia, while the autonomist-minded Basque Nationalist Party won the most votes in the Basque Country. In both regions, the far-left Podemos gained ground over the Socialists and is now emerging as the main power-left of center.

The government’s hope this weekend was a regional resu...

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