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That final count is looking unexpectedly comfortable for the PSOE. With Podemos, they are only 8 seats off a majority of 175, if I'm counting right?
With 7 Basque nationalists (apparently uncontroversial as allies) they only have to pick up the Green and a couple of other regionalists, and they won't need the Catalan separatists for a majority.

Paradoxically, although they improved their vote considerably, the overall result is a poor one for the Catalan national project.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 03:43:39 PM EST
I have updated the diary slightly (see below the fold)  to reflect the most recent results, and also to look at the coalition options. PSOE and Podemus are 11 short of an overall majority. There are two Basque regional parties with 10 seats between them and a number of other less controversial regional parties with 6 seats. The other Catalan party, Together for Catalonia-Together (JxCat-Junts), have 7 seats.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 03:59:59 PM EST
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The Republican Left of Catalonia-Sovereigntists (ERC-Sobiranistes) have gained 6 seats which is hardly a bad result for them.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 04:02:26 PM EST
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