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The advance of the general elections surprises the entire Spanish political spectrum

The advancement of the general elections in Spain to July 23 announced this Monday by the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchezsurprised the entire Spanish political spectrum, including the Socialists themselves, since the decision was only known to the “hard core” of the chief executive.

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In an institutional statement, Sanchez announced the advancement of the elections, originally scheduled for December, given the poor results achieved by the Socialist Party (PSOE) in yesterday’s municipal and regional elections, in which the country’s conservative turn was confirmed with the People’s Party (PP) as the clear winner.

sources of PSOE They pointed out that the decision of the President of the Spanish Government was made between Sunday night and today, and that only those closest to the socialist leader knew about it.

From the left party United We Can (UP), partner in the national coalition government with the PSOE, its general secretary and minister of Social Affairs, Ione Belarraassured that they will work from now on to reach an agreement to work together with the Sumar formation, led by the second vice president of the Executive, Yolanda Diez.

Up to now, the disagreements between the two left-wing formations have been recurrent, but the announcement of Sanchez forces them to join forces.

In addition, Podemos was one of the big losers with the results of yesterday’s municipal and regional elections, which sank this party and banished it from various municipalities and regional parliaments.

For his part, Díaz indicated that he assumes “the challenge” of “doing things differently” in his political sphere and that “from this very moment” they are already working to leave “to win the PP”.

The message received last night was very clear: things must be done differently”, he assured.

The Madrid regional president, the conservative Isabel Diaz Ayusowho yesterday revalidated his position with an absolute majority, attributed the decision of Sanchez to a “surrender” by being “in a dead end” after the citizens “from side to side” have spoken at the polls.

According to Diaz AyusoSánchez did not want to wait until the end of the year for the call for general elections to see if the failure of the PSOE it doesn’t get older”, but she was convinced that this will not be the case.

After the announcement of the electoral advance, the Congress and the Senate Spanish called off all planned parliamentary activity before the imminent dissolution of the two chambers that must take place 54 days before July 23.

Sanchez communicated today to the king of SpainFelipe VI, the dissolution of both chambers, as dictated by the electoral procedure. The monarch will sign a royal decree law to be published tomorrow in the State official newsletterin which the foundations of the new elections will be laid.

He early elections It also has a full impact on the preparation of the semester of the European Presidency, which Spain It will occupy from July 1.

Source: Elcomercio

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