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Sánchez calls general election for April 28
15 February 2019 @ 21:29

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez had announced a snap general election for Sunday, April 28, meaning Parliament will be dissolved on Tuesday, March 5 at the latest.

“I’m going to humbly ask for the trust of the Spanish people,” said the leader, who gained power on June 2 after a successful no-confidence vote against the then PP-led right-wing government, which had been at the helm since November 2011.

Lack of support for ‘the most socially-friendly budget ever’ proposed by the socialist, or PSOE government headed up by Sánchez has meant his hands are tied in terms of governing Spain this year, since it means the 2018 budget – already in place when he became president – will have to be carried over, curtailing spending on social welfare, education, employment and other crucial areas and putting paid to huge amounts of funding set aside for vital local and regional development plans.



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grapow said:
16 February 2019 @ 09:26

I wonder how this might affect his apparent assurances to Brits on Healthcare post Brexit? The nervousness continues!

morgan52 said:
16 February 2019 @ 11:49

Yes Sadly, shame we don't get to vote!

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