The Provincial Council of Madrid has begun this Saturday morning the recount of the votes of residents abroad, the CERA vote, addressed to the Senate, and after that the so-called general scrutiny began, which will last several hours and will be the one that officially confirms if the PP has obtained 137 seats and has subtracted one from the PSOE.
Sources from the electoral boards have told EFE that the final result will not be officially known until Sunday morning, since, after the CERA vote count for Congress, the Madrid Provincial Board has begun the count of foreign votes. for the Senate.
This next count began at 10:00 a.m. and, once it is finished, the general scrutiny will begin, which consists of verifying the data from the 7,118 polling stations in Madrid, correcting errors and reviewing invalid votes. A scrutiny that could end tonight, but before which there is room for claims from political parties, so the Provincial Board of Madrid will not finish its work until these incidents are resolved.
At the moment, according to the CERA vote counted in Madrid, the PP would have snatched a seat from the PSOE and reached 137 deputies, which, if confirmed, would complicate the support of the left for a future investiture of the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez , which would require the affirmative vote of Junts, in addition to the support of Sumar, ERC, EH Bildu and PNV.
PP sources recall that if they finally add up to 137 seats, the party’s president, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, could aspire to 172 votes in favor of his investiture with the support of Vox and CC and UPN, while pointing out that in the Senate the the popular have an absolute majority.
However, PSOE sources stress that in the absence of official confirmation, this possible change in the number of seats “does not change the situation to form a majority: Junts will have to decide whether to join forces with PP and VOX and open the door a government of the right with the extreme right or joins the rest of the political forces to avoid it”.