MADRID (Sputnik) — With some 80 percent of all votes counted, the center-right Popular Party (PP) is leading the election with 32 percent, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) is coming second with 23 percent and Podemos third with 21 percent.
"We do not consider these results to be good nether for Podemos, neither for Unidos Podemos, nor for Spain. We have shown that we have a set position on political change. But these are not happening with the speed that we would like. These are not the results that we had expected."
The party will do everything to form a progressive government that will change policies pursued by PP, he added.
Previously, Podemos offered PSOE to form a left-wing coalition government, by the socialists failed to respond.
In last year's election, which failed to yield a government, the PP won 123 seats in the lower house of parliament, 64 less than in the previous election. The PSOE won 90, and Podemos came third, securing 69 seats. At least 176 seats are required for a parliamentary majority, necessary to form a government.