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Spain: Casado closes PP's campaign urging voters to 'use their heads'02:22

Spain: Casado closes PP's campaign urging voters to 'use their heads'

Spain, Madrid
April 26, 2019 at 23:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado ended his campaign by calling on voters to vote tactically in Sunday's election.

Speaking before a 10,000-strong crowd at WiZink centre in Madrid on Friday, Casado said voters should "keep Spain in your hearts" but "use our heads" come polling day.

"If the vote does not coalesce behind the Popular Party, it will be divided. If we want Spain to stay unified we need to unify our forces around a united vote," he warned the audience.

Casado characterised Sunday's vote the "most important elections in the history of Spanish democracy", upping the ante for several parties competing for space on Spanish right like Vox and Ciudadanos.

Campaigning ended at midnight on Friday, giving parties a last chance to hoover up votes. Opinion polling indicates that no single party will win an overall majority, with all five leading contenders having a chance to enter government.

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Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado ended his campaign by calling on voters to vote tactically in Sunday's election.

Speaking before a 10,000-strong crowd at WiZink centre in Madrid on Friday, Casado said voters should "keep Spain in your hearts" but "use our heads" come polling day.

"If the vote does not coalesce behind the Popular Party, it will be divided. If we want Spain to stay unified we need to unify our forces around a united vote," he warned the audience.

Casado characterised Sunday's vote the "most important elections in the history of Spanish democracy", upping the ante for several parties competing for space on Spanish right like Vox and Ciudadanos.

Campaigning ended at midnight on Friday, giving parties a last chance to hoover up votes. Opinion polling indicates that no single party will win an overall majority, with all five leading contenders having a chance to enter government.

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