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Spain's Parliament rejects Sanchez' budget

The Spanish Parliament has rejected the draft budget of the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. In the vote on Wednesday 191 deputies for the Amendments

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Spain's Parliament rejects Sanchez' budget

The Spanish Parliament has rejected the draft budget of the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. In the vote on Wednesday 191 deputies for the Amendments tabled by the conservative Opposition and Catalan voted in favor of regional parties against the budget. Against the requests of only 158 deputies voted. The budget has not been voted on then. Sánchez could now make the way for new elections.

Sanchez and his social democratically oriented Socialist working party of Spain (PSOE) a majority in Parliament with only 84 of the 350 deputies have no own. In June he was overthrown by the votes of the left party, Podemos, as well as Catalan and Basque are Arranged, the conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

The Catalans supported his election as Prime Minister because he promised a dialogue between the Central government in Madrid and the independence supporters in Barcelona.

Sánchez left the Parliament

This dialogue, however, was interrupted last week in the dispute, the Catalans threatened ever since, with the rejection of the draft budget. In Parliament they have introduced, therefore, just as the conservative people's party (PP) and the center-Right party Ciudadanos Amendments to block the draft budget.

If the government party retained its Position, "we will vote for the Amendments", said the Catalan regional President, Quim Torra on Tuesday before the vote.

Sanchez left the Parliament minutes after the vote defeat. A statement it was initially. Sánchez had actually the goal, to rule until the end of the legislative period to 2020. Most recently, he had not ruled out early elections. As possible dates for the elections of the 28. April and of 26. May. On these days, local and regional elections and the European elections in Spain. (ij/AFP)

Created: 13.02.2019, 13:33 PM

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