Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) supporters celebrate their victory in the general elections in Madrid on November 10. Photo: AFP

Spanish political deadlock continues as far-right surge blunts socialist win

  • The acting prime minister’s ruling socialists lost three seats and failed to reach absolute majority.
  • Far-right Vox party doubled its standing in parliament, while the conservative People’s Party also increased its seats from 66 to 87
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Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) supporters celebrate their victory in the general elections in Madrid on November 10. Photo: AFP
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Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's far-right League party. Photo: AFP

Italy’s right-wing alliance sweeps polls with election triumph in former left-wing stronghold

  • Far-right leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini had vowed to wrest Umbria, a hilly region prized for its truffles and prosciutto, from the left
  • He said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s ‘days are numbered’ as he eyes a series of key regional votes that he hopes will sweep him back to power
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Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's far-right League party. Photo: AFP
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