Upset for Spain's ruling party seen in stronghold Valencia: poll

April 19, 2015 2:04 PM

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Upset for Spain's ruling party seen in stronghold Valencia: poll

MADRID (Reuters) - Voters in Spain's Valencia region, a bastion of conservatism for two decades, are likely to desert Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's party in droves in May's regional election, a poll published on Sunday found, in a taste of nationwide politics to come.

The Metroscopia poll showed Rajoy's center-right People's Party (PP) would win the Valencia vote but halve its seats to 28 from 55 in 2011, leaving it short of a majority and unlikely to get sufficient backing from rivals to govern again.

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