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November 2019 Spanish general election

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All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and 208 (of 265) seats in the Senate
176 seats needed for a majority in the Congress of Deputies
Opinion polls
Registered 37,001,379 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg0.3%
Turnout 24,507,715 (66.2%)
(Red Arrow Down.svg5.5 pp)
  First party Second party Third party
  Pedro Sánchez 2020 (portrait).jpg Pablo Casado 2019h (cropped).jpg Santiago Abascal 2018d (cropped).jpg
Leader Pedro Sánchez Pablo Casado Santiago Abascal
Party PSOE PP Vox
Leader since 18 June 2017 21 July 2018 20 September 2014
Leader's seat Madrid Madrid Madrid
Last election 123 seats, 28.7% 66 seats, 16.7% 24 seats, 10.3%
Seats won 120 89 52
Seat change Red Arrow Down.svg3 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg23 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg28
Popular vote 6,792,199 5,047,040 3,656,979
Percentage 28.0% 20.8% 15.1%
Swing Red Arrow Down.svg0.7 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4.1 pp Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4.8 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Pablo Iglesias 2020b (cropped).jpg Gabriel Rufián 2019 (cropped).jpg Albert Rivera 2019b (cropped).jpg
Leader Pablo Iglesias Gabriel Rufián Albert Rivera
Party Unidas Podemos ERC–Sobiranistes Cs
Leader since 15 November 2014 14 October 2019 9 July 2006
Leader's seat Madrid Barcelona Madrid
Last election 42 seats, 14.3% 15 seats, 3.9% 57 seats, 15.9%
Seats won 35 13 10
Seat change Red Arrow Down.svg7 Red Arrow Down.svg2 Red Arrow Down.svg47
Popular vote 3,119,364 880,734 1,650,318
Percentage 12.9% 3.6% 6.8%
Swing Red Arrow Down.svg1.4 pp Red Arrow Down.svg0.3 pp Red Arrow Down.svg9.1 pp

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Prime Minister before election

Pedro Sánchez (acting)

Elected Prime Minister

Pedro Sánchez

The November 2019 Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 10 November 2019, to elect the 14th Cortes Generales of the Kingdom of Spain. All 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election, as well as 208 of 265 seats in the Senate.

Voter turnout was the lowest since 1975. The opposition party People's Party (PP) won a few seats while the far-right Vox party won many seats, taking away from the Citizens (Cs).

However, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party won the majority of the seats and popular vote and formed a coalition government with the Unidas Podemos party.

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