Spain's Socialists wins Andalusia vote, Podemos makes strong headway: poll

March 22, 2015 7:29 PM

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SEVILLE (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists are set to win regional elections in Andalusia, with the People's Party, in power nationally, coming second and upstart Podemos making a strong headway, an exit poll by a regional public television channel showed on Sunday.

The vote is the first test of new parties and a forerunner to a national election later this year, and comes against a backdrop of economic recovery which has done little to whittle down unemployment affecting one in four in Spain as a whole and one in three in Andalusia.

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