After Spain elected its most fragmented parliament ever in 2015, and the failure of the major parties to negotiate a coalition, a new election was called for in 2016, and with a stagnant economy, regional instability, corruption scandals and Brexit fresh in the mind of voters, it was anyones election to win. The main 2 contenders, as always, were the centre-right PP under Mariano Rajoy and the centre-left PSOE under Pedro Sanchez, but this time, the left wing Unidas Podemos alliance under Pablo Iglesias posed a real threat to the 2 party system, with some even predicting PSOE to fall to third place as the party bickers amongst itself. So, will the two party system survive? Will government deadlock continue? Will regional seperatism continue to make gains around Spain? Most importantly, who will become the new Prime Minister of Spain?
NOTE: Spain uses the D’Hondt system, which does not exist in Prime Minister Infinity, however, it is encouraged that you use one of many available D’Hondt calculators to determine the final result.
Parties and Candidates:
People’s Party – Mariano Rajoy
PSOE – Pedro Sanchez
Unidas Podemos – Pablo Iglesias
Ciudadanos – Albert Rivera
Republican Left of Catalonia – Gabriel Rufian
Democratic Convergence of Catalonia – Francesc Homs
Basque Nationalist Party – Aitor Esteban
Animalist Party – Silvia Barquero
Basque Country Unite – Marian Beitialarrangoitia
Coalicion Canaria – Ana Oramas
Geroa Bai – Daniel Innerarity