Local elections in Spain: the strengthening of right-wing parties – MIR

Local elections in Spain: right-wing parties are getting strongerIn the local elections held in Spain, the right-wing parties, which are currently in opposition, have gained strength. According to the results of the elections, the People’s Party became the party with the largest number of votes.Right-wing parties, currently in opposition in the country, emerged stronger in Spain’s local elections, which registered 35.1 million voters and determined members of 12 self-governing parliaments and 8,131 municipal councils.Although there were difficulties with the flow of data due to the closure of the website on which the Ministry of the Interior announced the official election results, it was seen that the right-wing People’s Party (PP), which is currently the main opposition, received the largest number of votes. across the country, according to 77% of the ballot boxes, 30.60%, the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), the main partner of the leftist coalition government, 28.65%, and the far-right opposition party Vox 7.6%.In the last local elections in 2019, PSOE received 29.26 percent, PP 22.23 percent and Vox 2.9 percent.In Madrid, where she is currently in power, the PP won an absolute majority in the parliament of the autonomous administration and received the most votes for mayor. The results of the local elections are expected to shed light on the general elections to be held in Spain at the end of the year.EH Bildu, which nominated ETA members, increased the number of votesIn addition, the EH Bildu party, which included in its list of candidates 37 people previously convicted for links to the terrorist organization ETA, significantly increased its votes in this election. the party with the most votes for the first time in the history of Vitoria, the capital of the Basque region. In Barcelona, ​​which was the most curious in the elections, it was seen that Ada Colau, the incumbent mayor and candidate of the “Barcelona en Comu” party, which achieved success in the last two elections, was left behind.In the head-to-head race in Barcelona, ​​Union of Catalonia candidate and former mayor Xavier Trias led 11, Jaume Collboni of the Socialist Party of Catalonia led 10, and Ada Colau led 9 councillors.On the other hand, according to unofficial statements, the turnout in the elections was about 66 percent, which is 1 point more than in the last local elections in 2019. The lowest turnout was in North Africa, where allegations of corruption emerged, where some political parties were found to be buying mail-in votes. The city of Melilla (less than 35 percent), located on the Moroccan border, also came to the fore (less than 35 percent).In Melilla, the PP won an absolute majority.

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