Spain’s Socialist Party on Sunday emerged as the largest party in a repeat general election but once again fell short of an absolute majority while the far-right gained ground, becoming the third force in the national Parliament.

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE took 28 percent of the national vote, or 120 of 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies, the country’s lower chamber of lawmaking, dropping three seats from its haul in the inconclusive election on 28 April.EFE-EPA