Pedro Sanchez secures another term as Spain’s prime minister, set to form government

In Europe

Spanish acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during the investiture debate at the Spanish Parliament on Nov. 15, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

Isabel Infantes | Getty Images News | Getty Images

Spain’s parliament has empowered acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to assemble a government, following two failed investiture attempts from right-wing opposition leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

Sanchez, who helms the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), won 179 votes in favor, with 171 against and no abstentions.

It ends a four-month political deadlock following inconclusive general elections in July, when Feijóo’s People’s Party won a 136 majority of seats, while the Socialists clinched 121. Sanchez himself had called for the vote after his party hemorrhaged losses in regional and municipal elections in late May.

Despite his win at the snap polls, Feijóo’s party failed to garner parliamentary support over two vote attempts, largely because of its alliance with the hard-right Vox party, whose views include opposing abortion rights and denying climate change.

Read more CNBC politics coverage

Sanchez’s own mandate could prove fractious — he has granted numerous concessions in talks with parties from Catalonia, Galicia, the Basque Country and the Canary Islands. These include a deal for a contentious amnesty law for Catalan separatists, demanded by political parties Junts and Esquerra, which would absolve hundreds of Catalan separatists found at fault after the region’s secession attempt of 2017. Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-imposed exile in Belgium, would stand to benefit.

The proposed law has sparked widespread protests across Spain.

Read More: Pedro Sanchez secures another term as Spain’s prime minister, set to form government

Join Our Newsletter!

Love Daynight? We love to tell you about our new stuff. Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

Five dead in apparent murder-suicide in Orchards neighborhood

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Sunday afternoon after family received a text message that


China says U.S. Navy ship ‘illegally intruded’ into waters in South China Sea

BEIJING — The Chinese military said that an American naval ship had “illegally intruded” on Monday into waters


5 family members dead in apparent murder-suicide in Vancouver

VANCOUVER Wash. (KPTV) - Five members of a family were found dead Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.