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Spain Party Leaders Woo Voters

Spain Party Leaders Woo VotersSpain Party Leaders Woo Voters

Campaigning has intensified in Spain ahead of Sunday’s repeat parliamentary election, with opinion polls suggesting another four-way race.

The ruling conservative Popular Party led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to take the largest share of the vote.

A leftist coalition, Unidos Podemos, is expected to come second, followed by the Socialists and Ciudadanos. But no party is seen as coming close to an overall majority of seats, BBC reported. The vote was called after the parties failed to form a new government following December’s inconclusive election. Since then, the country has been ruled by PP in a caretaker capacity.

The campaign has been marked by a lack of enthusiasm among voters, with abstention predicted to be higher than in the last vote. With an unemployment rate at 21%, the economy remains the main concern for Spaniards.

Financialtribune.com