Summary

With nearly all of the votes counted, Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) is celebrating a convincing victory in Spain’s general election – the third to be held in just four years.

PSOE took 123 seats, trailed by the anti-Catalan nationalism Citizens Party (57 seats), the conservative People’s Party (66), the left-wing Podemos (42), the far-right Vox Party (24), and the Republican Left of Catalonia (15).

A coalition of 176 seats is required to form a majority in the Congress of Deputies, and the PSOE’s increased take from the previous election in June 2016 (where it garnered 84 seats) is expected to pave the way for a relatively smooth coalition-building process.