Voting under way in Madrid snap election dominated by Covid

Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s People’s party expected to win but may need to form coalition with far-right Vox

Voting is under way in the Madrid region in a snap election dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a bitter, fractious and polarised campaign as six parties on the right and left compete for votes.

By mid-morning on Tuesday, long queues had formed outside polling stations, where workers have been provided with two masks, face screens, disposable gloves and hand gel. Older voters were invited to cast their ballots between 10am and 12pm, while those with the virus or in quarantine have been asked to vote in the final hour, between 7pm and 8pm.

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