The Socialists’ Party of Catalonia, the PSC, has gained the most votes in yesterday’s Catalan regional election, securing 23.2% of the vote, but falling short of gaining the parliamentary majority of 68 seats in the region.
Separatist parties the ERC and JxCat came in close behind with 21% and 20% respectively, meaning the PSC and ERC will hold 33 seats and JxCat holding 32 seats in the Generalitat.
PSC leader Salvador Illa has said that he will start negotiations with parties except for those from the far-right in an effort to form a coalition, whilst separatist parties have seen their share of the vote increase.
However it was a dismal result for the centre right parties, with Cudadanos seeing the same result as last years general election, losing 30 seats and 20% of the share of the vote, whilst PP saw the number of their parliamentarians drop by 1.
Far right party Vox have also marked their arrival in the Generalitat, after securing 11 seats in the region.
Turnout at the Catalan regional elections was significantly lower with 53.5% of the regions population voting in the election.