Socialists win Spanish elections but are short of the majority
The governing Socialist Party of Spain (PSOE) won the most seats in Sunday's election, but fell short of a majority - and right-wing parties made major gains.
The governing Socialist Party of Spain (PSOE) won the most seats in Sunday's election, but fell short of a majority. Indeed for PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez things are going to be more difficult than before.
The conservative Popular Party (PP) came in second, and far-right Vox more than doubled its seats to become the country's third most-powerful party.
This is Spain's fourth general election in as many years.
A previous vote in April ended with no clear majority, and the Socialists failed to form a coalition government.
This time, the Socialist party won 120 out of a total of 350 seats - three fewer seats than in April's vote. The PP has 88 seats, up from 66 in the previous poll, while Vox has 52 - up from just 24 in April.
The Independent parties in both the Basque Country and Catalunya have increased their votes and number or seats in the central Parliament.