In Spain, there may soon be new elections. After the Failure of the budget for the year 2019, which was rejected on Wednesday afternoon in Parliament, it is considered likely, the throws of the socialist government leader, Pedro Sánchez, with his minority government in the towel.
Sanchez was the first to come in June 2018 with a vote of no-confidence against the conservative Mariano Rajoy in the office. According to yet unofficial information, the early Parliament and government election at the end of April or in may take place.
The defeat in the crucial budget vote was initiated by Sánchez lost in the last few weeks, the support of the Catalan separatist parties ERC and PDeCAT. This had helped him before, eight months into office.
The separatists wanted to approve the budget now, only under the condition that the government is negotiating with them about a binding referendum on independence for the Catalonia Region. This the government refused. "We will not allow ourselves to be blackmailed," said Finance Minister María Jesús Montero.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
The government felt from the separatists
a Total of blackmailing voted 191 members voted against the budget, only 158 voted for the budget: The no votes came from the conservative camp, and the Catalan independence parties. Sánchez' socialists, who have only 84 deputies, received only the support of the left-alternative protest party Podemos.
Sanchez had previously made it clear that Catalonia separatists desired separation is negotiable. "The independence of Catalonia is neither constitutional, nor is it desired by the majority of the Catalans," said Sánchez.
He threw the independence politicians have in the last months of the socialist government encouraged dialogue not used in Catalonia conflict to a solution. The Constitution of Spain says, similar to how it is in most States, the secession of a territory.Contrite: Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, and his Deputy, Carmen Calvo.Photo: AFP
Instead of discussions on the independence, had offered to Sánchez Catalonia, a strengthening of the already very far-reaching autonomy rights. In addition, the failure of the budget as it was better funding for the Region. The Catalan Prime Minister, Quim Torra, considered the right Hand of the abroad, refugees, separatists leaders Carles Puigdemont, not enough. "We want to vote, just as it has done in Scotland."
The Scots were able to 2014, in a London negotiated Referendum on independence to decide. This was possible because the UK is one of the few democracies with no written Constitution exists, which says the secession of a territory. 55 percent of Scots voted for remaining in the United Kingdom. In Catalonia the separatists were supported in the last regional election the end of 2017, up from 47.5 percent of the population.More about
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tensions with the separatists in Catalonia, the government, have been compounded by the criminal case, the Spanish justice against twelve leaders of the independence movement. You will be accused of in the fall of 2017, in circumvention of the laws are concrete steps in the direction of independence initiated.