People’s party on course to retain control of Madrid in snap election

Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s conservatives set to double their tally of seats while far-right Vox could place fourth

Spain’s conservative People’s party is on course to retain control of the Madrid region in a snap election dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, after a bitter, fractious and polarised campaign in which six parties on the right and left competed for votes.

However, according to a phone poll for the broadcasters TVE and Telemadrid, the PP could need to rely on the far-right Vox party to form a new government in the 136-seat regional parliament.

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