Voters in rural areas will determine almost a third of the new parliament. Depopulation and lack of infrastructure have taken their toll on many regions and an upturn is still not in sight.
Traditional parties are battling to win votes in the countryside where they face tough competition from smaller parties. And the rural vote will likely prove crucial in today's election. Lisa Louis reports from Teruel.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Madrid to draw attention to the depopulation of Spain’s rural areas. Critics say politicians are using the crisis in a bid to win votes.
Spain will have another a left-wing minority government following its elections, analyst Salvador Llaudes tells DW. But it will not be unstable, he feels. And he downplayed the far-right successes at the poll.
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez could win re-election on April 28. But a left-wing government is far from certain, with neither left nor right wing blocs on track to easily reach a majority.
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