Spain's Prime Minister and People's Party (PP) candidate Mariano Rajoy gestures while addressing supporters from a balcony at the party headquarters next to his wife Elvira Fernandez in Madrid, Spain, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
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Spain faces a struggle to form a stable government Monday following historic elections that saw the incumbent conservatives score a win but no majority, tailed by the long-established Socialists and upstart, far-left Podemos.For more than 30 years, the Popular Party (PP) and Socialists had alternated power, but they now find themselves challenged by relative newbies Podemos and Ciudadanos, a centrist party that came fourth in Sunday's closely-fought legislative polls.While it took the largest share of the vote, the PP lost its absolute majority in parliament by a significant margin and will now have to form an alliance with other parties to govern or attempt to rule as a minority government, creating near-term uncertainty.Official results showed Spain's ruling PP obtained 123 seats -- 63 less than in 2011 -- with 28.7 percent of the votes.The PSOE followed with 90 seats and 22 percent of the vote, then Podemos with 69 seats and 20.6 percent, and finally centrists Ciudadanos got 40 seats or nearly 14 percent.
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