From left: Pablo Casado (PP), acting PM Pedro Sanchez (PSOE), Albert Rivera (Ciudadanos), Pablo Iglesias (UP) and Santiago Abascal (Vox) pose before a televised debate [File: Susana Vera/Reuters]
Madrid, Spain – Spain will hold its fourth general election on Sunday in as many years to try and break a deadlock.
At the last vote, in April this year, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), won most seats. But after failing to rally enough support to form a government, he announced a fresh vote in September.
His predecessor Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative, Christian democratic People’s Party (PP), won the December 2015 election but stepped down in June 2018 after a vote of no confidence, amid a corruption