Everything you need to know about Spain's general election on Sunday April 28


Europe where Spain is holding another election for more on the country's political landscape. Let's bring in Bloomberg daybreak Europe anchor. Neighbor, take Bob Spanish voters will go to the pose this weekend for the country's third general election in four years. Spain's economy has been a source of Chia, even as Germany, France and Italy have flounded, but the risk is an economic slowdown could happen van expected. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez is seen as a front runner. But the fragmented political landscape means a hung parliament is also a probability for more on the general election Madrid bureau chief Charles Pentti joins me to discuss great. Have you with us Charles? Thank you so much joining. So I mentioned that prime minister petro Sanchez is seen as the front runner going into the elections. Tell us more about that. Prime minister Spain he became prime minister when he he threw a whole you may remember competence Spain's surprise, prime minister. He was forced to call elections this weekend because he was. But coming out of that to weakness, he's actually very effective campaign. We see him as a clear front runner going into these elections. He will seems. Beat the biggest in in in parliament's. But but the question really is is whether he will enough to be able to form a ruling majority, and the you know, the way to do that is through building coalition. Spain has now become used to mechanism of governing coalition in the old days. We saw two very strong politics such as policy on the PB divide. But because of the effects of the crisis a decade ago. You know, the Kaplan cry fifteen what we've seen is m scape. And what we expect to see would be some results going to Hong Peng, Ponant and know, which Sanchez as the leading candidate will be reaching out to try and form coalition in Spain. What would be the implications of that of a hung parliament policy? Then. Coalition shape. If as seems likely Sanchez emerges as the biggest party. Has the short trying to form a coalition? These natural would be to reach out to the anti-establishment Pontypool on to his left politically. So that combination would have a certain consequences policy by Amos would seek to have a policy, and and that would influence Sanchez's thinking. To government. Another possible coalition with the centrist parties. So. Has ruled out that possibility. Seen as the more likely partner in postponed, right wing coalition. But that is another option. That's another pulse that could unfold based on what happens this weekend, right and talk to us about what that could mean for the economy. I mean Spain's unemployment rate some say gives campaign Fota to Sanchez's opponents. He's been doing well, we're in the sixth year of expansion engine duty Spain still coming out of his brutal financial crisis two thousand ten thousand two thousand twelve is recovering strongly. And and you know. This this year expects growth of two point two percent. It's a solid expansion. And we we see the economy going forward with plenty of momentum. People will be watching the impact the election result. Only Coney how policy may shape the economy going forward. But we don't detect them too much nervousness in the markets. For example, you know, setting Sanchez up. So now has no he's he's his socialist governments as so she's minority. Government has has has not been a coast is not a concern for for example. What should we watch full as the results come in anything that might move markets? The big surprise would be a a win for the right result. Which might lead people to think that a right wing coalition power in Spain by which I mean. This emerging national politics. You know, the main thing that unites. On independence. But I suppose have very committed to for example, cutting taxes. The market might might might applaud that that could be a result. Which would be a significant surprise full. Bureau. Chief Charles panty. Thank you so much for

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