Podemos seen losing support ahead of Spanish election repeat: survey

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Posted: May 06, 2016 6:55 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos is seen losing support ahead of a general election repeat on June 26, a closely-watched official survey showed on Friday, although the vote will remain highly fragmented and likely result in a new hung parliament.

Podemos would capture 17.7 percent of the votes against 20.6 percent in the December election, while the conservative People's Party of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would win the ballot with 27.4 percent, down from 28.7 percent.

The Socialists would place second with 21.6 percent, also down from 22.01 percent, and liberal Ciudadanos would come in fourth place with 15.6 percent, up from 13.93 percent.

(Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Paul Day)