Greek PM welcomes outcome of Spanish elections as message of hope against far-Right

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the results of Sunday’s Spanish general elections as a message of hope against the far-Right.

“The electoral percentages of the Socialists and the Podemos party muddle the disturbing rise of the far-Right and pave the way for the continuation of a progressive government in Spain,” Tsipras tweeted on Monday.

The socialists of PSOE won the most seats, with 123 of the 350 seats, and are expected to enter negotiations with the left wing Unidos-Podemos party, which won 42 seats, and other regional parties to form a leftwing coalition government with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as leader.