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Spain: A 'very bad result' - Popular Party admits defeat in general elections01:53

Spain: A 'very bad result' - Popular Party admits defeat in general elections

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April 29, 2019 at 00:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

The leader of the Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, spoke in front of a crowd of supporters and journalists at the party headquarters in Madrid, after obtaining the worst result of its history in the Spanish general elections held on Sunday.

"I am a person who does not avoid responsibilities, the result has been very bad," said Casado, and acknowledged that "we have already had several elections in which we are losing our electoral support." The conservative politician also expressed his wish that the victorious Socialist Party "can reach agreements of governability without needing the independentist parties."

The Spanish Socialist Workers´ Party (PSOE), led by incumbent prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has won the elections in Spain with 123 seats. The Popular Party (PP) becomes the second political force with 66 deputies, which is the worst election result in its history. They are followed by Ciudadanos with 57 seats, Unidas Podemos and their allies, which get 43, and the right-wingers of Vox, who break into Parliament with 24 seats.

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The leader of the Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, spoke in front of a crowd of supporters and journalists at the party headquarters in Madrid, after obtaining the worst result of its history in the Spanish general elections held on Sunday.

"I am a person who does not avoid responsibilities, the result has been very bad," said Casado, and acknowledged that "we have already had several elections in which we are losing our electoral support." The conservative politician also expressed his wish that the victorious Socialist Party "can reach agreements of governability without needing the independentist parties."

The Spanish Socialist Workers´ Party (PSOE), led by incumbent prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has won the elections in Spain with 123 seats. The Popular Party (PP) becomes the second political force with 66 deputies, which is the worst election result in its history. They are followed by Ciudadanos with 57 seats, Unidas Podemos and their allies, which get 43, and the right-wingers of Vox, who break into Parliament with 24 seats.

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