Re­gional elec­tion sees far-right party win seats

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A far-right party has won 12 seats in the An­dalucían re­gional par­lia­ment while the rul­ing so­cial­ists suf­fered a dev­as­tat­ing blow in their long­time heart­land in elec­tions at the week­end.

Vox, a small but in­creas­ingly vo­cal party that op­poses Cata­lan in­de­pen­dence and has vowed to take a tough line on im­mi­gra­tion and abor­tion, has be­come the first avowedly far-right group to win seats since Spain’s re­turn to democ­racy fol­low­ing the death of Fran­cisco Franco in 1975.

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