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Spanish Socialist party faces turmoil as rebels avoid third election, Spanish third national election 2016,Pedro Sanchez , conservative People Party, Mariano Rajoy 

Spain’s political deadlock has taken its most dramatic turn in nine months as the main opposition Socialist party’s leadership has torn itself in two, with members resigning en masse to try to unseat their leader and avoid a third unwinnable election.

A stand-off between the Socialists, headed by Pedro Sanchez, and the conservative People’s Party (PP) – which won the most votes but fell short of a majority in two inconclusive elections – has frustrated repeated attempts to form a government.


With the clock counting down to a possible third national election in December, the Socialist rebels hope they can oust Sanchez and seek ways to break the deadlock, including a potential abstention in a confidence vote to let acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stay in power.

On Wednesday, the 17 rebels resigned from the Socialist’s 38-strong executive committee, which was already down three members, and called for Sanchez, who oversaw the party’s worst election result in June, to stand down.

In a confidence vote in August, Sanchez refused to allow a minority government led by Rajoy, whose party he chastises as corrupt and committed to austerity.

Since his election in 2011, Mr. Rajoy has presided over Spain’s recovery from a punishing recession but lost support among voters stung by austerity measures and angry over corruption scandals.

With his party holding 137 of the current parliament’s 350 seats, Mr. Rajoy would have a shot at winning a new term next month if at least some of the Socialists, the second-largest bloc with 85 seats, abstained rather than voting against him, as they did this month.

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Spain faces a third general election after acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy failed to gain enough support on Wednesday in the investiture.

  1. The People's Party (PP) leader Rajoy obtained 170 votes in favor and 180 against after 11 hours of debate at the Spanish Congress of Deputies. He needed an absolute majority in this first attempt, the support of 176 members of the Congress of Deputies.
  2. Rajoy had the support of centre-right party Ciudadanos (32 seats) and regional party Coalicion Canaria (one seat) while on the other hand, another six political parties voted against, including the main opposition party, Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE), whose leader Pedro Sanchez had already announced his opposition to a government led by Rajoy.
  3. Left wing Unidos Podemos (71 seats) and regional parties ERC (nine seats), PDC (eight seats), PNV (five seats), EH Bildu (two seats) voted against.

Members of the Congress of Deputies will meet again on Friday in order to vote again when Rajoy would need absolute majority or the abstention of 11 deputies. If he has not got enough support, Spanish King Felipe VI could start another round of meetings in order to choose another candidate.

If it is impossible to form government, Spain would hold general election for the third time in a row which is scheduled for Dec. 25.

If there is no breakthrough, voters will be asked to return to the polls on December 25, the date determined by timings laid out in Spanish election law.


Socialists and other parties have already proposed shortening the campaign so a repeat election can be held on December 18.

The 61-year-old candidate is trying to piece together the first administration since Spain’s traditional two-party system broke down with the emergence of Ciudadanos and Podemos at last December’s election. While the PP was the only group to increase its vote at a re-run in June, and has considerable common ground with the Socialists on policy, Rajoy is struggling to clinch enough support because of unresolved corruption allegations against his party.

“A third election would be very bad news for all Spaniards,” acting Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told reporters after the vote. “I hope we can all look in the mirror in the coming days and think about our responsibilities.”

 

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A third election would do little to break Spain's political stalemate, with the People's Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy seen winning the vote but coming far short of a parliamentary majority, an influential poll showed today.

 Pollster CIS
PP 32.50%
Socialists 23.10%
Unidos Podemos 19.60%
Ciudadanos 12%

INFO 9 SUGUST

 

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The four main parties — the conservative PP, the socialist PSOE, the liberal Ciudadanos and the radical-left Podemos — failed to come together to form a government, even though some of them (mainly PSOE and Ciudadanos) certainly tried. Since the parties weren’t able to form a coalition government, Spain will hold a new election.

The December election gave the Mariano Rajoy's ruling center-right Popular Party 123 seats in the 350-member Congress, while PSOE got 90, followed by two new parties in the national scene, Podemos with 69 seats, and Ciudadanos with 40.

Third election tentative date – 26th December 2016
Mariano Rajoy was proposed as candidate by King Felipe VI on 28 July, with Rajoy's investiture session starting on 30 August and a first round of voting scheduled for the next day. As a result, the date for a possible new election would tentatively be set for Christmas Day, 25 December 2016, in the event no candidate is able to obtain the confidence of the Congress of Deputies before 31 October

Official results give the PP 137 seats in the 350-seat parliament and the PSOE 85 – confounding an earlier exit poll suggesting the Socialists would slip into third place.Unidos Podemos have won 71 and Ciudadanos 32. Both parties are relative newcomers to the Spanish political scene.

 

Party Seats Vote%
PP 137 33%
PSOE  85 23%
Unidos Podemos 71 21%
Ciudadanos  32 13%
Others 25 10%

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Spain 2015 general election result
PP 122 seats 28.72%
Socialists 90 seats 22.01%
Podemos 69 seats 20.66%
Ciudadanos 40 setas 13.93%
others 29 seats 14.68%

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