Dissolution of Parliament in anticipation of early general elections

Dissolution of Parliament in anticipation of early general elections

The Spanish Council of Ministers, meeting in extraordinary session on Monday, approved the royal decree dissolving the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, elected on November 10, 2019, and formally called general elections to both chambers, to be held on July 23. 2023.

In this sense, the electoral campaign will last fifteen days, from July 7 to 21, indicates a press release from the Presidency of the Spanish government, published after the Council meeting.

Once the elections called by this royal decree have taken place, the two resulting Chambers of Parliament will meet in constitutive session on August 17, specifies the same source.

The President of the Spanish Government and General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, announced on Monday the holding of early general elections on 23rd July next.

During an institutional declaration, the day after the regional and municipal elections, won by the Popular Party (PP), Mr. Sanchez indicated that the Spaniards must decide on their political future as soon as possible.

“I took this decision, in view of the results of Sunday’s elections”, he said, noting that “it is necessary to give an answer to the citizens”.

According to him, the best thing to do is for the Spaniards to make a decision, noting that the objective is to “submit the democratic mandate of the government to the will of the people”.

The last general elections took place in Spain on November 10, 2019. The PSOE was then the winning party in percentage of votes (28% and 120 seats).


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