Sánchez Wins in Spain But Could Need Separatists for Majority

The prime minister’s Socialist Party places first, but he needs the support of Basque and Catalan parties to govern.

  • Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez won the election on Sunday with 29 percent support for his center-left Socialist Party.
  • But his alliance with the far-left Podemos does not have a majority, forcing Sánchez to negotiate with parties from the Basque Country and Catalonia.
  • The conservative People’s Party imploded, losing half its votes to the center-right Citizens and the far-right Vox, which enters Congress for the first time.