Spanish conservatives secure win in Madrid polls, pressure on Sanchez
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Spain’s conservative People’s Party scored an impressive victory in early regional elections in Madrid on Tuesday, in a win that is likely to increase pressure on the national government. The People’s Party, led by incumbent regional President Isabel Diaz Ayuso, won 65 of the 136 seats in the regional parliament, the election authority said with some 99 per cent of votes counted. It was more than double the party’s result from 2019, when it won 30 seats. The official results are expected on Wednesday. Ayuso has called the vote the “beginning of the end” of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s left-w…

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