Spain's governing Socialists won the country's election

# 29 April 2019 13:27 (UTC +04:00)

Spain's governing Socialists won the country's third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority, ONA reports citing BBC.

Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez's party polled 29% and will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right, to form a government.

The big story of the election was the collapse in support for the Popular Party (PP), which governed Spain until it was dumped from power in May 2018 in a no-confidence vote.

In its worst election ever, the PP won just 66 seats, down from 137 in the previous parliament.

Turnout was 75.8%, the biggest for several years and 9% higher than the previous election in 2016.