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Please explain to me how to form a viable coalition from the seat totals that recent polling suggests.
With these results

ERC     34
CiU     26
C's     18
PPC     17
PSC     15
Podemos 12
ICV     8
CUP     5

I see three more or less viable coalitions:

(Centre-Right)
CiU C PPC PSC           76 = 26 18 17 15
(Centre-Left)
ERC PSC Podemos ICV     69 = 34 15 12 8
(Catalanist)
ERC CiU ICV             68 = 34 26 8

And a bunch of arithmetically possible unnatural coalitions:

ERC C PSC Podemos       79 = 34 18 15 12
ERC CiU C               78 = 34 26 18
ERC PPC PSC Podemos     78 = 34 17 15 12
ERC CiU PPC             77 = 34 26 17
ERC CiU PSC             75 = 34 26 15
ERC C PSC ICV           75 = 34 18 15 8
ERC PPC PSC ICV         74 = 34 17 15 8
CiU C PPC Podemos       73 = 26 18 17 12
ERC CiU Podemos         72 = 34 26 12
ERC C PSC CUP           72 = 34 18 15 5
ERC C Podemos ICV       72 = 34 18 12 8
CiU C PSC ICV CUP       72 = 26 18 15 8 5
CiU PPC PSC ICV CUP     72 = 26 17 15 8 5
ERC PPC PSC CUP         71 = 34 17 15 5
ERC PPC Podemos ICV     71 = 34 17 12 8
CiU C PSC Podemos       71 = 26 18 15 12
CiU PPC PSC Podemos     71 = 26 17 15 12
C PPC PSC Podemos ICV   70 = 18 17 15 12 8
ERC C PPC               69 = 34 18 17
ERC C Podemos CUP       69 = 34 18 12 5
CiU C PPC ICV           69 = 26 18 17 8
CiU PPC Podemos ICV CUP 69 = 26 17 12 8 5
ERC PPC Podemos CUP     68 = 34 17 12 5

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 11:11:46 AM EST
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