While hard-right Vox could be satisfied with doing well nationally in last Sunday's election, it could be especially pleased with its results in the south of Spain, including Andalucía.
In the coastal autonomous region of Murcia, Vox was the most popular party, with 28% of the vote, and nearer home, in neighbouring Andalucía, the party was within a few votes of beating the PP into second place with 20.39% against 20.54%.
On a regional basis in Andalucía, across all eight provinces, 25 seats in the national parliament went to the PSOE, 15 to PP and 12 to VOX. Ciudadanos (3 MPs) and UP (6 MPs) both fell back compared to last time, as they had done nationally.
Malaga province results
On Sunday, Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol, returned 11 MPs in total to Congreso by proportional representation.
The PSOE won in the province with 29.14%, virtually the same as in April, translating into four MPs sent to Madrid. The PP grew to 21.83% (three seats) as Ciudadanos more than halved its vote to 9.48% (one seat). Vox rose to 19.58% (two seats) and the last seat went to Unidas Podemos.
When analysed by town hall area, almost all areas of Malaga province voted for the PSOE as top party. But some towns put Vox first, including Coín, Alhaurín el Grande, Manilva, Estepona, Benahavís and Cómpeta. The PP came top only in Fuengirola and in some Serranía de Ronda villages.