POLITICS

Poll sees Popular Party holding on to majority in Galician elections

Socialists to remain in opposition with nationalist vote remaining stable

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A new poll out on Friday shows that the Popular Party (PP) will win the October 21 elections in Galicia with 38 seats, giving incumbent regional premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo a comfortable majority to guarantee his re-election.

The Socialist Party of Galicia (PSdG) will win between 23-24 seats in the 75-member regional chamber, according to the survey conducted by the Center for Sociological Research (CIS).

The Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) could win between 12 to 13 seats.

The projections do not differ much from the current makeup of the Galician parliament. The PP right now has 38 seats, ahead of the 25 seats held by the Socialists and 12 by the BNG.

However, the CIS predicts that Xosé Manuel Beiras’ group, EU-Anova, a local coalition formed with the United Left, will win one seat in the upcoming elections.

The CIS projections were taken from a poll conducted among 3,956 voters in Galicia between September 8 and 25.

When asked about the poll, PSdG candidate Pachi Vázquez called the results “an error” because he believes “in Galicia there is an unstoppable desire for change.” “It doesn’t matter what the CIS says,” Vázquez added.

Besides Galicia, regional elections will also be held on October 21 in the Basque Country.

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