Polls have closed in continental Spain in the country’s national election, where left-wing and right-wing parties are fiercely competing to see who can form the next coalition government.
A survey by Spain’s public broadcaster released as the polls closed says the ruling Socialists are en route to win the country’s second election this year but will be even further from putting together a parliamentary majority.
The RTVE survey, which polled more than 13,000 voters between Oct. 25 and e Sunday’s ballot, signaled that Spain may run into another political stalemate. In April, the Socialists won 123 seats in the parliament’s lower house, 53 seats short of a majority.
Polls in the Canary Islands remain open for another hour.