Spain Exit Polls, Spanish General Election 2016 Exit polls, Spain repeat election exit polls, Popular Party, Podemos,PSOE

Last Modified: September 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

Spain Exit Polls, Spanish General Election 2016 Exit polls, Spain repeat election exit polls, Popular Party, Podemos,PSOE

The outgoing conservative Popular Party (PP) had based much of its campaign on trying to counter the rise of the upstart, emphasising the need for "stability" in the face of "populism" — and it reinforced this message Friday after Brexit. 

But according to a wide-ranging exit poll for public television TVE, it may only have won up to 121 parliamentary seats, far below the 176 needed for an absolute majority and even lower than the 123 it won in December.

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Unidos Podemos, meanwhile, looked poised to secure 91 to 95 seats, and the Socialists 81 to 85, according to the poll. 

TVE Exit Polls

Popular Party

117-121 seats

Unidos Podemos

91 – 95 seats

Socialists 

81 – 85

Ciudadanos

25-30 seats

But this also resulted in a 350-seat parliament so splintered that parties failed to agree on a coalition, prompting today's repeat vote. The general election in December had seen Podemos and centre-right upstart Ciudadanos uproot the country's two-party dominance in an unprecedented result. 

All eyes will now be on subsequent coalition negotiations, with political leaders under more pressure this time to form some sort of government and avoid a third round of elections. 

Throughout the campaign — and again on Friday after the Brexit vote — the PP had hammered away at the need for stability in reference to the rise of Unidos Podemos, which like Greece's ruling Syriza party rejects EU-backed austerity and pledges to fight for the least well-off.

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