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Spain’s Socialists hold lead in poll, far right Vox rises

WT24 Desk

MADRID  – Spain’s governing Socialists (PSOE) would win 31.2 percent of the vote if an election were held today, an official poll showed on Wednesday, only slightly below the previous poll published in October, while far-right Vox saw support jump, Reuters reports.

Vox, which clinched a surprise 12 seats in the regional Andalusia election on Sunday, would win 2.5 percent of the vote according to the closely-watched poll, which was run Nov. 1 to Nov. 11, up from 1.3 percent in October.

The latest poll by the Center for Sociological Studies (CIS) will buoy Sanchez in parliament, in which he holds just 84 seats in a 350-seat house, as he negotiates next year’s budget and recovers from the disappointment for his party in Andalusia.

Anti-austerity party Podemos saw support rise slightly to 18 percent from 17.3 percent in October.

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