Spain votes in crucial elections marked by resurgence of the right side | news
Madrid, Spain – The Spaniards will face the election in a decisive election on Sunday, when, for the first time since their transition to democracy, a far-right party is returning to a governing coalition.
Surveys opened at 9am (7am GMT) and are expected to close at 8pm GMT, although in some cases they may be extended until 9pm GMT.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the Center-Left The Socialist Workers Party of Spain (PSOE) called Poll after its government had not passed a budget in February.
There are five main parties that could form two possible government coalitions; One party consisted of left-wing parties and regional nationalists, another with the traditional center right and far right.
Sanchez, who has revived the support of the PSOE after nearly a decade of defeat against the right-wing People's Party (PP). ended his campaign by saying he was open to a ruling coalition with left Podemos, led by Pablo Iglesias, in an interview with the daily El Pais.
It is expected that the PSOE will gain the most seats, even though they are just a majority. Sanchez cited the "real danger that the right wing will become one with the far right" as a reason to support the PSOE during the interview.
Pab, head of Pablo Casado, could win a ruling election with the support of the Citizens Party, which sees itself as centrist and liberal, but is considered right by many in Catalonia, where it was founded in 2006; and the right-wing extremist anti-immigrant Vox
[The right is] who deals with Catalonia and Franco, it's about a job. They say the crisis is over, but we do not feel it.
Miguel Angel Rivera, Philosophy student
A separatist push in Catalonia, coupled with continued migration from Muslim majority authorities, has helped Vox, which is expected to receive about 1
2 percent of the vote, said Ignacio Jurado, a high-ranking lecturer Al Jazeera on the Politics at the University of York.
Members of Vox have expressed their support for the four-decade-long fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which ended in the 1970s, previously considered taboo in Spanish politics. 19659015] A vandalized mural by Jordi Cuixart imprisoned for rebellion and rebellion [David Ramos/Getty Images]
Franco's reign was marked by a hard stance about Spanish minorities marked by Vox. Also in Catalonia, where many still hope for an independent state, PP and Citizens have made calls for limited autonomy.
"The economic crisis and migration may have been fundamental factors that gradually created some conditions for the legitimate emergence of the Catalan crisis, which inspired them," Jurado said.
When Vox wins seats in the national parliament, it is the first time that a right-wing extremist group has served on the government council since the death of Franco in 1975.
For Miguel Angel Rivera, As a 20-year-old philosophy student, the conversation points for Vox, PP and Citizens do not hold water.
"They are worried about Catalonia and Franco, I am trying to get a job," says Rivera Vote PSOE, said Al Jazeera. "They say the crisis is over, but we do not feel it."
Spain was one of the countries hit hardest by the global recession that began in 2008. It has been declared over, and the EU countries such as Germany and Hungary are dropping the unemployment rate below four percent.
Spain needs stability. It can not survive attacks on its territory.
Maria Villalobos, pensioner intending to vote PP
Spain's unemployment rate is 14 percent, according to the commercial economy, even if the cost of living rises.
PSOE and Podemos agreed to raise the minimum wage in 2018, from which Rivera said he had contributed to his support for PSOE.
Maria Villalobos, a 70s retiree living in Madrid's trendy La Latina district, plans to choose PP.  "Spain needs stability, it can not survive attacks on its territory," Villalobos told Al Jazeera. Casado, who has vowed to enforce Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in Catalonia, putting the country under the direct control of the European Union Villalobos has understood that, said Villalobos.
Asked whether PP enters a coalition with Vox, Villalobos replied, "I lived under Franco, it was not easy, but we were Spaniards, all in Spain."
Vote in the Spanish election n is expected to continue until the evening when preliminary results are announced.