Spain’s far-right set to double seats in upcoming election: poll

4 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

MADRID: Spain’s far-right Vox party could nearly double its number of parliamentary seats in next weekend’s general election, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday, reports AFP.

While the Socialist Party of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez looks set to see its number of seats slip to 121 from 123 last time round in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies, Vox will see tally jump to 46 from 24, according to the poll published in the daily El Pais.

Spain is scheduled to hold its fourth general election in as many years on November 10. The last time the country went to the polls was in April.

Even with support of the other leftist parties, Sanchez’s Socialists will fall short of the 176 seats needed for an overall majority, the poll suggested.