ARITZ PARRA and JOSEPH WILSON
MADRID (AP) — Early results in Spain's national election show the ruling Socialists leading the count and the far-right Vox party surging, as Spain's political divide widens between left and right, further exacerbating the country's political deadlock.
The far-right Vox party, which only got into the national parliament in April, looks now to become the country's third-largest political force, according to results with 70% of the votes counted.
Incumbent Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's Socialists would win 122 parliamentary seats, one less than in the April election, the early results show. That leaves them further away from the needed 176-seat majority, even with the support of its natural left-wing ally, the anti-austerity United We C