Spain: one step closer to fresh elections


Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, Pedro Sanchez, delivers his speech during the the second session of the investiture debate, at the Lower House of Spanish Parliament, in Madrid, Spain on 02 March 2016. This session will end with the first votation to find out if Pedro Sanchez obtains support enough for being elected Prime Minister. If Sanchez does not obtain support from other parties, a second round of votations will take place on 04 March, being this his last chance to form a new government. Spain will hold new elections the upcoming 26 June if Sanchez does not obtain a simple majority.

PSOE not likely to secure vote of confidence

Pedro Sánchez delivered a speech in the Spanish Parliament on Tuesday, intended to convince Podemos to join the Socialists (PSOE) and the liberal Ciudadanos (Citizens) in a three-party coalition on Tuesday. The leader of PSOE aspires to becoming the next Prime Minister of Spain to succeed Mariano Rajoy. Podemos had excluded cooperation beforehand.

On Wednesday, Sánchez will subject his proposal to form a government to a vote of confidence. That is confidence his is lacking and he is not likel...

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