- In the snap general election held in Spain,the Socialist Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has won the highest number of seats but has fallen short of an absolute majority.
- A snap election refers to a swift and often unforeseen decision by the party in power to initiate a general election sooner than the fixed-term deadline.
- The snap elections are usually used as a tactic by party in power to exploit the opposition’s perceived weakness in any given political moment and to bolster their majority in parliament.
- However,snap election can also backfire on the incumbent by resulting in a decreased majority or even the opposition winning or gaining power.
- Further,Snap election differs from a recall election and by-election.A recall election is a procedure by which in certain countries,voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before his term has ended.On the other hand,By-elections are used to fill elected offices that have become vacant between general elections.
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