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08 Nov 2019 | 11:24 AM UTC

Spain: General elections scheduled for November 10

Spain News Alert

General elections will be held on November 10; political rallies expected amid heightened security measures

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Spain, Catalonia

Event

General elections will take place across Spain for the fourth time in four years on Sunday, November 10, to elect a leading party in Parliament for the formation of a majority government. Electoral results are expected to be released on election day, around 22:00 (local time).

Political rallies are likely in the days leading up to the vote, notably in Catalonia, on Saturday, November 9, despite the day of reflection. Also named the day of campaign silence, the reflection day is always observed on Saturday in Spain, 24 hours before any election day. According to media reports, thousands of police officers have been deployed across the country, notably in Catalonia ahead of the event. Various sources indicate that 2000 to 4500 police officers will be deployed over the weekend.

A heightened security presence is likely at any election-related event.

Context

Spain is currently facing a political impasse since the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party won the legislative election in April 2019, but failed to win enough seats to form a government. The Spanish electoral campaign period, which was largely dominated by the crisis in Catalonia, will end on November 8. This election is intended to put an end to the ongoing political instability.

Advice

Individuals in Spain, notably in Catalonia, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities..

 

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