Conservative Popular Party tops Spain poll but falls short of majority
Some 92% of the votes have been officially counted in Spain's country's repeat election and the conservative Popular Party leads with 32% of the vote, the Interior Ministry said.
That means the Popular Party has at least 136 seats in the 350-seat Parliament, but not a majority of 176 seats it needs to form a government on its own.
The ministry said the centre-left Socialist Party is in second place with 23% of the vote and 86 seats.
The Popular Party, led by incumbent prime minister Mariano Rajoy, governed from 2011 to 2015 and is trying to be re-elected.
An election last December did not give any single party a majority. Six months of negotiations between the parties failed to produce a government, forcing Sunday's new election.