Spain elections exit poll: PP 28.5%, Unidos Podemos 25.6%

26 June 2016
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The ballots closed in Spain at 9pm (Greek time) and according the exit polls, the Popular Party has 28.5% of the the vote, with the Unidos Podemos at 25.6%. The socialist party is third with 22% and the Cuidadanos are fourth with 11.8%. Participation in the elections was at 51.17% at 7pm, 8 points lower than the previous turnout in December general elections. The global markets are closely watching the outcome hoping a Podemos-Socialist coalition government is avoided. According to the first exit polls, this is how many seats each party is estimated to win:

-PP: 28.5% (117-121 seats)

-Unidos Podemos: 25.6% (91-95 seats)

-Socialists (PSOE): 22% (81-85 seats)

-Cuidadanos: 11/8% (26-30 seats)

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