Pedro Sanchez of PSOE. His party saw its number of seats in Congress fall. | Susana Vera
Spain’s centre-right Partido Popular (PP) came first in a general election, but acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fell short of a majority for the second time in six months and will face arduous talks to reach a form of government. All other parties fell or were stable. With no easy coalition in sight, talks to reach a majority could take weeks. The constitution does not set a deadline for the process.