Political deadlock remains in Spain as far-right surge blunts socialists’ election win squib

Spain's fourth election in four years produced Sunday an inconclusive victory for the ruling socialist PSOE party of incumbent Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and gave a fillip to the far-right, while deepening the country's political stalemate.No obvious governing majority emerged from the vote. Spain used to have stable politics, but this has been upended by the rise of new parties and a separatist crisis in the north-western Catalonia region.With results in from more than 99 per cent of polling…
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