Madrid elections: PP rocks 65 seats and Más Madrid overtakes PSOE

With 99.93% of the votes counted, Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s party was the big winner in the elections for the Assembly of the Community of Madrid, with 65 elected deputies, just four of the absolute majority.

Más Madrid (far-left) has overtaken the Socialist Party (PSOE) in number of votes and there is a drop in Spanish politics. The leader of the extreme left-wing party Vamos, Pablo Inglesias, has announced that he will abandon politics after the defeat of the left.

But let’s get to the results. The Popular Party (PP) won the elections with 65 deputies, 35 more than in 2019, and the Vox reached 13 seats. The right-wing bloc thus has 78 deputies (69 are needed for an absolute majority). In practice, the PP just needs Vox not to vote against.

Más Madrid and PSOE elected the same number of deputies, but Íñigo Errejón’s party outnumbered the Socialists and became the most voted political force on the left. The turnout at the polls was 76.25%.

This is the distribution of the 136 seats:

  • PP: 65 (1,620,213 votes, 44.73%)
  • More Madrid (far left): 24 (More Madrid – 614,660 votes, 16.97%)
  • PSOE: 24 (610,190 votes, 16.85%)
  • Vox (far right): 13 (330,660 votes, 9.13%)
  • We can (far left): 10 (261,010 votes, 7.21%)
  • Citizens is left without representation (129,216 votes, 3.57%)

Like Ciudadanos, the PSOE is the biggest loser in the elections, having lost 13 regional deputies compared to the last vote.

Without an absolute majority, the PP will need the support of Vox, the fourth political force, to remain in the presidency of the community. Santiago Abascal, leader of the far-right party, has already made it known that he will support Ayuso’s inauguration without demanding entry into the government. Therefore, the job is made easier.

Íñigo Errejón, leader of Más Madrid, reacted to the results “magnificent” and assured that the party will be “opposition leader “.

The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, has already left a word of congratulations to Ayuso on the social network Twitter: “The polls gave Ayuso a great result and, above all, a great responsibility. Congratulations”.

The community of Madrid, located in the center of Spain and with almost seven million people, is one of the 17 autonomous communities, and includes the country’s capital city.

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