Left bloc seen taking the lead in Spain's election: official data

December 20, 2015 8:23 PM

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Left bloc seen taking the lead in Spain's election: official data

MADRID A bloc of several left-wing parties was seen taking the lead in a closely-fought general election in Spain on Sunday, official data with more than half of the votes counted showed.

Left wing parties, including the Socialists, anti-austerity Podemos, former communists Izquierda Unida and two other regional groups would jointly total 180 seats, above the 176 mark for an absolute majority.

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