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PSOE and Podemos are 11 short of an overall majority. The Republican Left of Catalonia-Sovereigntists (ERC-Sobiranistes) with 15 seats (+6) would be an obvious partner. Failing that 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 (-1).
JxCat is more controversial than ERC. It is the party of Carles Puigdemont, the "legitimist" Catalan premier in exile.

Of the 10 Basque nationalist seats, 6 come from the respectable (liberal, formerly Christian democrat) PNV and 4 come from the more controversial EH Bildu (basque "patriotic" left, including the former political wing of ETA, which has now dissolved).

One of the smaller regional parties, Canary Coalition with 2 seats, has made it known they will not support a Sánchez administration depending on the support of Podemos, EH Bildu, or the Catalan separatists.

Another regional party, from Cantabria, has one seat and is more ambiguous.

Finally Compromís, from Valencia, has one seat and would vote with Podemos and PSOE.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 09:31:02 PM EST

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