Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez
Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez

Spanish PM calls for snap elections

ANI | Updated: Feb 15, 2019 17:23 IST

Madrid [Spain], Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, on Friday called for a snap general election in April.
"Spain must continue to advance, progressing from tolerance and respect. Without tension, redistributing wealth, recognizing new rights and freedoms. For this, I have proposed the dissolution of the Chambers and the call for # General Elections on April 28," Sanchez tweeted. 
The Spanish prime minister in a televised address on Friday said, "The decision is in the Spanish people’s hands and whatever they decide it will be a success."
The announcement came days after thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Madrid, making calls for fresh elections "for a united Spain" after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez proposed talks to ease tensions in Catalonia.
Sanchez announced the fresh elections two days after his Socialist government suffered a major setback in Parliament, when opposition lawmakers banded together with Sanchez’s erstwhile Catalan allies to reject his budget plan, reported The New York Times. (ANI)