He leader of the Spanish right, Alberto Núñez Feijóoobtained 178 votes against and 172 in favor, below the 176 support required for Congress to grant him its confidence to be president of the Government of Spain.
Feijóo, president of the Popular Party (PP), reacted by assuring that it is clear that they have done “everything possible” and that Spain can feel calm because “they are going to continue working for it.”
“On Friday we have to vote again, and then we will see the votes and we will have to continue working for our country,” said the leader of the PP, for whom the investiture has served to prove who has won the elections and who has been left four behind. absolute majority votes.
When asked if he was satisfied, he answered yes. “I can’t be there anymore, I assure you, sincerely,” she concluded.
Feijóo: “On Friday we have to vote again, and then we will see the votes and we will have to continue working for our country.”Image: Susana Vera/REUTERS
Another vote, another candidate or new elections
The PP achieved the general elections of last July 23 137 deputies, which are not enough to form a Government and Núñez Feijóo, in more than a month since receiving the order from King Felipe VI, has not obtained sufficient support.
This Friday, September 29, there will be a new vote and if the candidate again does not obtain the necessary support, this time more yeses than noes, his investiture will decline.
Then, a two-month countdown will be activated for another candidate to try, before new legislative elections are called.
That will be the moment for the outgoing president of the Government, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, to try to gain the confidence of Parliament to be reinstated as head of the Executive.
rml (efe, afp)
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