Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has lost a parliamentary vote of confidence after talks with the far-left to form a coalition government failed.
After weeks of acrimonious negotiations, Sanchez failed to win the support he needed from far-left Unidas Podemos [Reuters]
Apart from the 123 lawmakers of his Socialist party, just one other deputy from a regional grouping voted for Sanchez, leaving him far short of the simple majority he needed.
After weeks of acrimonious negotiations, Sanchez failed to win the support of the far-left Unidas Podemos, raising the possibility of a repeat election.
Sanchez’s Socialists, which won the most seats in an April election but fell short of a majority, have until late September to attempt further confirmation votes in parliament.
If they don’t seek other confirmation votes or if they are unsuccessful, a new election will be held on November 10, Spain’s fourth in as many years.