Explainer: Far-right eyes first return to power in Spain since death of Franco

Everything you need to know about Spain’s general election and what it could mean for Europe

The leader of the Popular Party and candidate for the Presidency of the Government, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo. Picture: Getty

Sunday’s general election in Spain could make the country the latest EU member to lurch to the political right.

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the early election after his coalition’s far-left partner, Unidas Podemos, took a beating in local and regional elections two months ago.

Most polls put the right-wing Popular Party ahead of the Socialists, but it is likely to need the support of the extreme-right Vox party to form a government.

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