Spain faces slim chance of breaking deadlock

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the vote after failing to secure the necessary support to form a government.
Acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the vote after failing to secure the necessary support to form a government.PHOTO: DPA

Voters in Spain are heading to the polls today for the second general election since April, and the fourth in as many years.

But hopes that the ballots would break the country's political deadlock remain slim. All opinion polls indicate that none of the political parties is likely to gain an overall majority, making the formation of a stable government particularly difficult and raising concerns throughout Europe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 10, 2019, with the headline 'Spain faces slim chance of breaking deadlock'. Print Edition | Subscribe