Far-right party picks up seats in election in Spain's Andalusia region

Far-right party picks up seats in election in Spain's Andalusia region

A far-right party for the first time in decades picked up a dozen seats in a regional election in Spain's Andalusia on Sunday, according to media reports of preliminary results.

The anti-immigrant Vox party was projected to pick up 12 seats in the election in Andalusia, an autonomous portion of the country in southern Spain that has been governed by Socialists for decades. 

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The election results could mean that the region will be ruled by a conservative majority. 

The Socialists have won the most votes in the election but are only projected to gain 33 of the 109 seats in the Parliament, according to Reuters. The far-left Podemos party is projected to pick up 17 seats.

Meanwhile, the conservative People's Party is projected to get 26 seats and the center-right Ciudadanos party is projected to get 21 seats, according to preliminary results.

That could give conservatives a majority, if those two parties and the Vox party were to form a majority coalition.

Marine Le Pen, a far-right leader in France, offered her "vivd and warm congratulations" to Vox in a tweet on Sunday.