Spain: Sanchez secures another term as PM

Source: CNBC

“Spain’s parliament has empowered acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to assemble a government, following two failed investiture attempts from right-wing opposition leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo. Sanchez, who helms the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), won 179 votes in favor, with 171 against and no abstentions. It ends a four-month political deadlock following inconclusive general elections in July, when Feijoo’s People’s Party won a 136 majority of seats, while the Socialists clinched 121. Sanchez himself had called for the vote after his party hemorrhaged losses in regional and municipal elections in late May.” (11/16/23)