Pedro Sanchez announces early general elections on July 23

Pedro Sanchez announces early general elections on July 23

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.

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

“I have just had a meeting with the King, during which I informed the Head of State of the decision to convene a Council of Ministers this afternoon to dissolve the two chambers of Parliament and call elections general added Sanchez.

“I made this decision, in view of the results of Sunday’s elections”he clarified, 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 “subject the democratic mandate of 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).

The People’s Party (PP, the main opposition party) won the regional and municipal elections organized on Sunday, both in terms of votes obtained and number of councilors

The PP won 31.5% of the votes and more than 22,000 advisers, while the PSOE obtained 28% of the votes and 19,600 advisers.

The PP won more than 7 million votes (nearly 2 million more than in 2019) against 6.2 million for the Socialists (who lost 430,000 votes compared to 2019).


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