Spain’s conservative PP party makes gains a month ahead of national vote, poll shows

Spain’s conservative PP party makes gains a month ahead of national vote, poll shows

According to a poll released by El Mundo newspaper, Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is projected to win the most seats in the lower house of parliament in the upcoming national election, surpassing the ruling Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE). The survey, conducted between June 26 and 30 by pollster Sigma Dos, indicates that the PP has extended its lead over Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE.

The poll estimates that the PP will secure between 140 and 143 seats in the 350-member lower house, an increase from the previous poll held between June 16 and 23. On the other hand, the PSOE is expected to obtain between 102 and 105 seats, similar to the previous survey’s result.

Sumar, a far-left alliance formed by current junior coalition partner Podemos, is projected to receive between 31 and 33 seats, a decrease from the previous poll’s 35 seats. The far-right Vox party, which is likely to become the PP’s ally after the election, is expected to secure 34-36 seats, slightly lower than the previous result of 35 seats.

If a coalition between Vox and the PP is formed, they could potentially achieve an absolute majority with a maximum of 179 seats, surpassing the required 176 seats.

Prime Minister Sanchez called for a surprise snap election on May 29 following the defeat of his party and Podemos in regional and municipal ballots. Despite the challenging circumstances, Sanchez expressed his determination to lead the party and continue as prime minister.

With the possibility of neither of the two main parties securing a majority, the upcoming election is shaping up to be an ideological battle between those who oppose a government involving Vox and those who are against the current minority coalition that includes far-left Podemos.

The article was reported by Jessica Jones and edited by Alex Richardson, adhering to The Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.

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