Basque secessionists on the Left and Right prevailed in this weekend’s election in the Basque Country of northern Spain, winning two-thirds of the votes. The centre-Right, moderate secessionists of the Basque Nationalist Party came away with the most votes, winning 27 seats of the 75 seats in the regional parliament. The newly formed Left-wing secessionist coalition Basque Country Gather came in second, winning 21 seats. Meanwhile, the two major Spanish parties, the Socialists and the Popular Party, both lost significant ground. The Socialists dropped 9 seats and the Popular Party lost 3 seats.