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    Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden on Monday congratulated Spain with the end of the era of a two-party system in the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Spain held general elections that ended the two-party system in the country, with the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and the ruling People’s Party (PP) having shared power in parliament for 30 years.

    ​The conservative PP won the most seats in the country's general elections, with of its deputies 123 elected to the lower house of parliament, but failed to gain an outright majority. The PSOE won 90 seats.

    Left-wing Podemos party, founded in early 2014, came third, on 69 seats, and Ciudadanos secured 40 seats.

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