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Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez addresses the media after casting his vote in the municipal and regional elections in Madrid.

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After opposition sweeps local polls, Spain gets early national election

On Monday, Spain's PM Pedro Sánchez responded to the ruling left-wing PSOE party's losses in local/regional elections by calling an early national vote for July 23.

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Spain's opposition People's Party leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo listens to PM Pedro Sanchez speak during a session at the Senate in Madrid.

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Spain votes local but thinks national

On Sunday, municipalities and regions accounting for about half of Spain’s population will hold elections that will reverberate on the national stage.

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