April 16, 2019 / 10:46 PM / 2 months ago

Spain's Socialists seen winning April 28 election with 31.3% of vote -opinion poll

A worker places an electoral poster of Spain's Socialist leader and current Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in La Fresneda, Spain April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Socialist Party will win April 28 national elections with 31.3 percent of the vote, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.

Neither a left-leaning coalition of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists and Podemos nor a right-wing coalition will command a majority in parliament, according to a GAD3 poll for newspaper ABC.

Far-right party Vox is tipped to win 11.8 percent of the vote and become the fourth largest party with 30 seats, overtaking leftist Podemos, the poll shows.

Reporting by Sam Edwards; editing by Grant McCool

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