Yesterday’s General Election in Spain saw the socialists come out on top, though they failed to secure a majority.
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Their Leader and Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has pledged to consider talks with other parties to form a new government who align with his own party’s outlook.
The socialists received around 28% of the vote compared to 16% for the centre-right People’s Party who collapsed from 137 to 66 seats.
PM Sanchez had previously pledged that when it came to Brits in Spain: “Their rights will be preserved whatever the scenario.”
The Spanish government subsequently brought in a Royal Decree that “will assure the continued rights of those British living in Spain” and grant full residency rights to around 400,000 Brits. This was largely ignored by the mainstream media.
The other big story of the Spanish election was the rise of the nationalist, anti-separatist Vox party, who bagged around 10% of votes going from 0 to 24 seats.
¡Gracias! ¡Gracias! ¡Gracias! 😊
La #EspañaViva🇪🇸 tendrá voz en el Congreso.
— VOX 🇪🇸 (@vox_es) April 28, 2019
Following the results, Vox’s Leader Santiago Abascal tweeted: “2,600,000 Spaniards have mobilized to have their own Voice. They will never be gagged again. Thanks to all of them for their courage and courage. We will not disappoint you. Welcome to the Resistance!”