The date of Spain’s early national elections has been announced. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced early election dates after left-wing political parties lost in local and regional elections.
Today Monday (May 29) he said in an announcement that the national election will be held on July 23. News Al Jazeera
Local and regional elections were held in Spain on Sunday. Six regions have been lost to the leftists through this election. The country’s conservative political party People’s Party (PP) is forming the government in these regions. It is said that regional elections provide a glimpse of what could happen in Spain’s national elections. As a result, Pedro Sanchez has made such a decision.
In a televised address on Monday, Prime Minister Pedro said he had informed King Philip IV of Spain of his decision. This election will be held on July 23.
Pedro said, ‘I made this decision based on the results of yesterday’s election.’ He said, ‘I am taking this responsibility as the leader of the Socialist Party and the head of the government.’ He also commented that he should hold elections now according to public opinion.
Pedro’s political party, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, came to power in 2020 in a coalition with several other left-wing parties, including the left-wing party United You Can (Unidas Podems). It was Spain’s first coalition government in decades. This ended the political stalemate in Spain. But this government could not complete its full term.