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I wonder how much damage, if any, the last minute Facebook sabotage did. Am I reading this right, that the  PSOE and Podemos lack 10 seats for the outright majority?
That looks like a lot, but comparing the numbers for the Cs with Podemos we somehow get 35% more seats with just 10ish % more voters so it might have been closer than it looks like?
by generic on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 02:53:04 PM EST

Comparing the two main Spanish coalition options... PSOE + Podemos have only increased their vote marginally and have slightly more votes than PP + Cs + Vox. However because the electoral system slightly favours larger parties, they have significantly more seats. Catalan and other regional parties are also far less likely to favour a coalition containing Vox.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 03:48:48 PM EST
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Podemos and C's have different geographical distributions which intracts with the d'Honda method. Podemos is stronger in the peripheral nations while Ciudadanos is becoming stronger in the depopulated centre. So Ciudadanos gets more seats from provinces electing fewer seats. Both are strong in Madrid, Valencia, Andalucía and Catalonia.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 09:40:03 PM EST
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