Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has fired the starting gun for a snap general election, to be held on 28th April.
The PSOE leader made the announcement at the Moncloa this morning after an emergency meeting of his cabinet.
“Spain belongs to the Spaniards, to the citizens, they must decide if we step back or move forward… What they decide will always be a great success” Pedro Sanchez.
An announcement of a return to the ballot box was almost a certainty, after Congress rejected his party’s budget.
In his statement he said that King Felipe VI had been informed, and whilst it was not a planned election, this is the only way to unblock the stalemate over the budget.
This will be Spain’s third general election since 2015.
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A Ryanair flight from Glasgow to Malaga had to be diverted after “a full fist fight in the aisle”.
The service, from Glasgow Prestwick airport, was forced to land in Madrid where a disruptive passenger was detained by Spanish police on Thursday evening.
The flight then carried on to Malaga without incident.
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Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to announce a snap General Election today, during an institutional declaration this morning, after an emergency meeting with his cabinet.
The election is expected, following on from the defeat of the budget in congress on Wednesday.
Speculation over the date of the vote is ongoing, with either dates in April, or May 26th being suggested – the same day as local, regional and European Elections.
Catalan independence parties withdrew their support for the budget this week over disagreements over their right to self govern.
This will be the third general election since 2015.