Mariano Rajoy Popular Party: Spanish conservatives declare victory in General Election

Right-wing Popular Party wins absolute majority in parliament, according to exit poll

David Cameron has telephoned PP leader Mariano Rajoy to congratulate him as new prime minister

Socialists plummeted, gaining just 109 seats, dropping from 169

Spain’s opposition conservative Popular Party was last night set for a landslide victory in the general election, according to close of polling predictions.

Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right party was forecast to get an overall majority, with between 181 and 185 seats in the 350-seat Congress and more than 43 per cent of the vote.

The out-going socialists last night conceded defeat.

via Mariano Rajoy Popular Party: Spanish conservatives declare victory in General Election | Mail Online.

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