SPAIN GETS NEW PRIME MINISTER
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 16, 2023
Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez has clinched a vote in parliament to lead Spain for another term as prime minister.
He secured a four-seat majority in the 350-seat chamber, after sealing an amnesty deal for Catalans involved in a failed bid to secede from Spain.
Sánchez told MPs that the amnesty deal would help “heal wounds”.
His reliance on two Catalan pro-independence parties to form a majority has infuriated opponents, who argue his proposed amnesty deal for hundreds of politicians and activists will trigger another bid for secession and threaten Spain’s territorial unity.