Neither the left nor the right bloc are anywhere near an absolute majority in the 350-seat assembly following Sunday's polls.
Far-right party Vox became the third-largest party in Spain's parliament following a national election on Sunday, winning 52 seats, up from 24 at its debut in April.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist party (PSOE) won 123 parliamentary seats out of 350 — short of an absolute majority.
Pedro Sanchez became the head of a minority government just over eight months ago, and his draft budget was rejected in parliament in protest of separatist leaders being put on trial for their role in a 2017 attempt to break Catalonia from Spain.
Right-wing and Catalan separatist lawmakers rejected Spain's draft 2019 budget, a move that could force Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez into calling early elections.
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