Catalan election: Socialists & ERC tie on historic night with pro-independence vote surpassing 50%
It’s a historic night for the Socialists and Esquerra Republicana. The former came out on top of the vote share, and both parties were tied-first in seats won for the first time ever.
Yet, the Socialists are still far from governing, as pro-independence parties combined retained their majority in the chamber, and even surpassed 50% of the vote share for the first time.
The Socialists got 33 seats, surging from 17. Also with 33, one more than in 2017, is Esquerra, tightly prevailing over Junts per Catalunya, who picked up 32 seats.
Far-right Vox came forth, benefiting from Ciudadanos’ plummet, with 11 seats. Far-left CUP surged from 4 to 9, while left-wing Catalunya en Comú Podem won 8. The People’s Party came last with 3, with PDeCAT dropping out of Parliament.
The Socialists won 23% of all ballots cast, sitting just ahead of Esquerra with 21%.