The Unexpected Survival of Spain’s Socialist Government

Social democracy jumped back into the drivers' seat in Spain at a bitterly-disputed general election on Sunday. But socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will have trouble steering the country out of its current political quagmire. With 123 of the 350 seats in the Spanish parliament, his Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) now boasts almost twice as many deputies as any of its rivals. Sanchez's party won 50 per cent more seats than at the previous elections in 2016, putting an end to speculation that it was in terminal decline. 

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