Spanish socialists winning Andalusia elections with 98% of protocols processed

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MADRID, December 3. /TASS/. The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party is winning the parliamentary elections in Spain’s Andalusia autonomous community with 98.27% of the protocols processed, regional authorities reported on Sunday.

The party has secured 33 of the 109 seats in the local parliament. The socialists are followed by the conservative People’s Party with 26 seats. The Citizens centrist party got 21 seats, while the Forward Andalusia left-wing coalition secured 17 seats. The Vox far-right political force with 12 seats will be present in the regional parliament for the first time.

According to regional authorities, voter turnout was 58.56%, while during the 2015 elections that figure amounted to 62.3%.

The Socialist party led in the region by Susana Diaz was originally a contender to win the elections. The party has been in power in Andalusia for more than three decades. This is the worst result in its history in this autonomous community.

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