AP Explains: A look at why Spain is voting again
|Toronto Star 09 Nov 2019 at 02:59|
MADRID - Spain is back at the polls for the fourth time in four years with violence linked to Catalonia’s regional secession push and a predicted surge in Spain’s nascent far-right party dominating the election campaign. Here’s a look at why the country is voting once more, and what might come out of the election.
WHY IS SPAIN VOTING AGAIN?
Spain’s 37 million voters are being asked to vote because incumbent Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who won most votes in the last election on April 28, failed to muster enough parliamentary support to form a government, and no other party leader could either.
The stalemate was a consequence of Spain no longer being a two-party state following the emergence of one leftist party and two rightist groups in the wake of the global economic crisis that hit Spain hard.