European election results in the Canaries and Spain

The Spanish equivalent to the British Conservative Party, the Partido Popular (PP), has won the majority of votes in the European elections held throughout Spain, including the Canaries. Unlike the UK, however, the equivalent to the Labour Party, the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE), came a close second, winning 21 seats to the PP’s 23. In the Canaries, almost 8 out of every 10 votes cast was for one of these two parties. Indeed, with socialist parties performing badly everywhere in the elections, the PSOE in the Canaries was the best performing socialist party in Europe. The nationalist party, Coalición Canaria (CC), which is integrated into the Coalición por Europa (CEU) for the European elections, came a distant third, gaining only 2 seats. For once, the Canaries managed to leave the bottom of the table for turn-out, where they normally languish. This time, the vote was up, with Catalonia and the Balearics performing worst throughout Spain.  Canarias24Horas

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