Spanish election: partial results show neither left nor right secures majority – live updates

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8.59pm GMT

Since its return to democracy in 1975, Spain had been considered immune to the advance of the populist, anti-immigrant and far-right parties that have seen such electoral success in much of continental Europe.

Respected El Pais columnist Jorge Galindo says that era has now come to an end: the 10 November elections “confirm the end of the Spanish exception in Europe: the Vox vote is already similar to that of the far right in Austria or the Netherlands”, he says.

Hoy, #10N, se confirma el final de la excepción española en Europa: el voto de Vox ya es similar al de la extrema derecha en Austria o Países Bajos.

8.48pm GMT

With more than 50% of votes counted, it looks like a pretty good night for the centre-left PSOE; a very good one for the centre right PP; a spectacular one for the far-right Vox; a disappointing one for the anti-austerity Podemos and a truly dreadful one for the liberal Citizens.

But above all, nether left the left nor the right bloc are anywhere near an absolute majority in the 350-seat parliament. The Guardian is now running live result updates which you can follow here.

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Source: theguardian