New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

May 25, 2015 9:15 AM

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New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

MADRID (AP) — Two new parties look set to hold the keys to power in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.

The Popular Party was the most voted group with 27 percent but it lost the absolute control it had in eight of the 13 regions that held elections Sunday, including in its traditional power centers, Madrid and Valencia.

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