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Pedro Sánchez (PSOE): "I am not satisfied. The Socialists wanted to win these elections and we have not achieved that, but we are still the biggest political force on the left."
BREAKING: Deputy PM Sáenz de Santamaría: "The PP has won the elections."
EL PAIS journalist Antonio J. Mora: “With 88% of the vote counted, the PP has won in Andalusia, a traditional Socialist stronghold:, which delivers 23 seats to the conservatives and 20 to the PSOE.”
EL PAIS journalist Carlos E. Cué: “Low turnout and the failure of an attempted center-left pact have clearly benefited the PP. Will there be a government. The PSOE will decide that.”
EL PAIS journalist Berna González: “With 84% of votes counted, the left is not beating the right, contradicting surveys that said the opposite. Stay tuned for the results of the postal vote.”
“Someone who was handing out resignation rulings might have to start applying them to himself”: PP Senator Xavier García-Albiol, alluding to calls for the resignation of the acting interior minister over a political persecution scandal in Catalonia
First Senate results are in: with 7.34% of votes counted, the PP holds on to its absolute majority with 109 of the 208 seats being contested. That’s 15 fewer than on December 20. The PSOE gains 12 senators, rising from 47 to 59.
Íñigo Errejón, number two at Podemos, is talking about "tight results". "We have to say that there is still time, and that we are waiting."
Now at over 61% of vote count: PP 135, PSOE 90, Unidos Podemos 71, Ciudadanos 29.
EL PAIS journalist Berna González: “Ciudadanos is dropping; if confirmed, it is paying for its swings and probably for its deal with the PSOE.”
The Basque Country has already counted over 70% of the vote, the Valencian region nearly 50%, Catalonia 21% and the Madrid region only 10%.