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Spain: 'A miracle has happened' - Vox leader Abascal hails election results03:12

Spain: 'A miracle has happened' - Vox leader Abascal hails election results

Spain, Madrid
April 29, 2019 at 01:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

The leader of the far-right Vox party Santiago Abascal celebrated his party's success in the Spanish general election on Sunday, at a rally in Madrid.

"A miracle has happened," said Abascal in reference to his party winning 24 seats in Spain's Congress of Deputies to enter the national parliament for the first time.

While the results represent a historic success for Vox the next government looks set to be lead by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), who grabbed 38 more seats than at the last election in 2016. The party will still however have to find coalition partners as they lack an overall majority.

Vox was founded in 2013 and has gained increased political support due in part to its fiercely anti-separatist positions as Spaniards on the whole are reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated with the Catalonian independence movement.

Spain: 'A miracle has happened' - Vox leader Abascal hails election results03:12
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The leader of the far-right Vox party Santiago Abascal celebrated his party's success in the Spanish general election on Sunday, at a rally in Madrid.

"A miracle has happened," said Abascal in reference to his party winning 24 seats in Spain's Congress of Deputies to enter the national parliament for the first time.

While the results represent a historic success for Vox the next government looks set to be lead by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), who grabbed 38 more seats than at the last election in 2016. The party will still however have to find coalition partners as they lack an overall majority.

Vox was founded in 2013 and has gained increased political support due in part to its fiercely anti-separatist positions as Spaniards on the whole are reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated with the Catalonian independence movement.

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