The four main parties — the conservative PP, the socialist PSOE, the liberal Ciudadanos and the radical-left Podemos — failed to come together to form a government, even though some of them (mainly PSOE and Ciudadanos) certainly tried. Since the parties weren’t able to form a coalition government, Spain will hold a new election.
The December election gave the Mariano Rajoy's ruling center-right Popular Party 123 seats in the 350-member Congress, while PSOE got 90, followed by two new parties in the national scene, Podemos with 69 seats, and Ciudadanos with 40.
Third election tentative date – 26th December 2016
Mariano Rajoy was proposed as candidate by King Felipe VI on 28 July, with Rajoy's investiture session starting on 30 August and a first round of voting scheduled for the next day. As a result, the date for a possible new election would tentatively be set for Christmas Day, 25 December 2016, in the event no candidate is able to obtain the confidence of the Congress of Deputies before 31 October
Official results give the PP 137 seats in the 350-seat parliament and the PSOE 85 – confounding an earlier exit poll suggesting the Socialists would slip into third place.Unidos Podemos have won 71 and Ciudadanos 32. Both parties are relative newcomers to the Spanish political scene.
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|Spain 2015 general election result|