Spain elections end with no clear path to governing coalition | DW News

Spain’s general election has ended with no clear winner. Opinion polls ahead of the vote indicated a coalition of conservative and far-right parties was set to unseat socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, but they fell short of expectations. A minimum of 176 seats are needed for an outright majority in Spain’s parliament. But neither the right-wing nor left-wing blocs got enough votes to achieve that. Spain’s conservative Popular Party emerged as the largest party and its leader says he will try to assemble a coalition, but he faces an uphill task.