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PP and PSOE: dramatic search for coalitions

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MADRID, 24 July. — The fate of the future Spanish government was still uncertain this Monday after the center-right People’s Party (PP) won a majority of seats in Sunday’s early general election but not enough to form a government, even in the company of the far-right Vox party, its ally in May’s municipal elections, when they effectively won the election.

Despite what the polls predicted, most of which predicted an absolute victory for both, the forecast did not materialize, and the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), after the fiasco of two months ago, took flight and ended up in second place, which also did not guarantee a master’s degree. as such, although this would allow him to remain in the executive if, in the company of other allies, in addition to the already known support of Sumar’s party, he manages to gather the 176 deputies needed for an absolute majority. The NP, for now, cannot achieve this unless it gets other support in addition to that of Vox, which has lost 19 of the 52 seats it had, although it continues to be a third political force.

The deadline for reaching the necessary consensus is two weeks. If not, there will be new elections. For this reason, this Monday was a hasty search for allies.

“I have been in contact with various political forces to create a stable government,” said NP President Alberto Núñez Feijoo, who, after speaking with other groups of regional organizations such as the Pueblo Union of Navarro (UPN), the Canary Coalition, the Basque Nationalist Party and Vox itself, to discuss his investment, admitted that “we did not live up to all our expectations,” El País said.

It turned out that Nunez Feijoo would be willing to do without this last organization in order to get other support, which means more seats, and that they will come from movements that do not want to form a government with the far right Vox.

On the other hand, it is believed that it would be vital for the PSOE and its current and current president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, to be able to reach agreements with the Catalan independence party “Together for Catalonia” led by Carlos Puigdemont, as he won seven seats that are considered decisive in the midst of the situation.

However, at a press conference this Monday, the group’s vice-president, Josep Riou, spoke of introducing an amnesty proposal and a referendum on the independence of Catalonia as a requirement to start negotiations on a hypothetical investiture of the Socialist candidate, reports Radio Televisión Española.

The PP won 136 seats and the PSOE 122; Vox (who was allied with the former) 33 and Sumar (who backs the PSOE) 31. Despite second place, Pedro Sanchez was described as euphoric after learning of the results on Sunday, given that “the involution that PP planned with Vox was defeated by the citizens”, referring to the May vote, which now marked another crushing victory for both that didn’t happen.

Yolanda Diaz, second vice president and prominent figure in the Sumar movement, was also pleased and said she was “ready to start negotiations tomorrow so that a progressive government can be maintained in Spain,” PL reported.

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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