Voting is also taking place in the northwestern Galicia region .Exit polls indicate the final result will be close with the region’s Socialists and conservative People’s Party neck and neck. The socialist’s have fought a tough campaign to hold on to power, having taken control in 2005. But the Galicia region has long been regarded as a conservative stronghold, and is home to Spain’s national People’s Party leader Mariano Rajoy. Dogged by a series of scandals, some believe a loss here would have knock on effects for the People Party at a nationwide level. They have been accused of failing to hold the country’s government to account.