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Pedro Sánchez took the highest number of seats in Congress, but will need the support of Unidas Podemos and regional parties if he is to form a government

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TOTAL ESPAÑA

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Analysis: How did Sunday’s elections change Spain’s political landscape?

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/29/inenglish/1556519911_184823.html

As support for the Popular Party crumbles, the PSOE took the highest number of seats but will need to reach a deal with Podemos and other smaller groups if it is to govern

Just two years after being ousted from the helm of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and returning to the post after winning party primaries, Pedro Sánchez has won Spain’s general election more decisively than expected.

Sánchez has even come close to winning a large enough majority to be reinstated without help from Catalan separatist parties. Instead, he fell one seat short of the absolute majority (176 seats) that would result from an alliance of the PSOE with Unidas Podemos (an alliance of United Left and Podemos), the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and another small group.

But with 123 seats in Congress, up from 84, the acting prime minister is now in a very comfortable position thanks to a weakened opposition: the Popular Party (PP) has suffered a crushing defeat, managing only 66 deputies compared with 137 at the 2016 elections. And the Socialists will enjoy an absolute majority in the Senate, which had been dominated by the PP until now.


Socialist Party wins general election but falls short of an absolute majority

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/28/inenglish/1556480286_209551.html?rel=mas

Pedro Sánchez took the highest number of seats in Congress, but will need the support of Unidas Podemos and regional parties if he is to form a government

The Socialist Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has won the highest number of seats but fallen short of an absolute majority at the snap general election that was held in Spain on Sunday. With around 95% of the vote counted, the PSOE has won 123 seats while Unidas Podemos – a coalition of United Left and anti-austerity group Podemos – picked up 42. Together, these two parties account for 165 seats, which is below the 176 needed for an absolute majority, meaning Sánchez will need the support of regional parties if he is to govern.


Pedro Sánchez (politician)

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Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (Spanish: [ˈpeðɾo ˈsantʃeθ ˈpeɾeθ kasteˈxon]; born 29 February 1972) is a Spanish economist and politician serving as Prime Minister of Spain since 2 June 2018. He is also Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), holding office for the second time after winning a leadership election in June 2017.

He served as town councillor in the City Council of Madrid from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, he was first elected Deputy in the Congress. In 2014, he became Secretary-General of the PSOE, and he was the party's candidate for prime minister in the 2015 and 2016 general elections. During his first term as Secretary-General, he was heavily opposed to the re-election of Rajoy as Prime Minister. Rajoy needed the abstention of the PSOE in the Congress of Deputies in order to secure a parliamentary majority. Tensions grew within the party that allowed Rajoy to form a government; due to its opposition by Sánchez, he stepped down as Secretary-General on 1 October 2016. He simultaneously resigned as Deputy, and a caretaker committee took over the PSOE leadership. He would eventually win the party primaries, defeating Susana Díaz and Patxi López, and was reinstated Secretary-General in June 2017. Under his tenure, the party backed the Government of Spain in its handling of the Catalan independence referendum and the subsequent constitutional crisis.

On 31 May 2018 the PSOE filed a no-confidence motion, which passed with the support of the PSOE, Unidos Podemos, and Basque, Valencian and Catalan regionalist and nationalist parties. On 1 June 2018, a Royal Decree named Pedro Sánchez Prime Minister of Spain and he was officially sworn into the office before King Felipe VI the day after.

Sánchez married María Begoña Gómez Fernández in 2006 and they have two daughters, Ainhoa and Carlota. The civil wedding was officiated by Trinidad Jiménez. Aside from Spanish, Sánchez speaks fluent English and French. He is an atheist.


Pedro Sánchez PHOTOS

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HISTORICAL MEMORY

What was Franco’s role in the deportation of 10,000 Spaniards to Nazi camps?

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/26/inenglish/1556272970_468527.html

Historians point to the dictatorship’s connivance with the decision to send Spanish republican exiles from France to places like Mauthausen, where many of them died

Approximately 3,800 Spaniards survived the Nazi concentration camps

THERE ARE SEVERAL KEY DOCUMENTS WHICH POINT TO THE FRANCO REGIME

SIXTY YEARS AFTER THE LIBERATION OF MAUTHAUSEN

In 2005, former Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero visited Mauthausen, six decades after its liberation, and officially honored Spanish republican victims. For Nathalie Serra, daughter of Mauthausen survivor Miquel Serra, another small step was taken recently when last February, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez paid tribute to exiles at a French concentration camp in Argèles-sur-Mer, where 450,000 Spaniards were detained.

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