Núñez Feijóo will have a month to try to form a government

Núñez Feijóo will have a month to try to form a government
August 24, 2023 – 00:00

Madrid – The leader of the Spanish conservative right, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, will submit to a vote at the end of September to try to be sworn in as Prime Minister without the necessary votes, while the socialist Pedro Sánchez awaits his turn negotiating the indispensable support of the independence movement Catalan.

Núñez Feijóo, leader of the Popular Party (PP), was commissioned on Tuesday by King Felipe VI to try to form a government as “the candidate of the political group that has obtained the largest number of seats” in the legislative elections on July 23, according to what he pointed out. the Royal House.

The president of the Congress of Deputies, Francina Armengol, announced yesterday that the investiture debate will take place on September 26 and 27, giving Feijóo “a more than reasonable time for the candidate to carry out the appropriate negotiations with the representatives of the different political formations.

And it is that Feijóo currently has a maximum of 172 votes: 137 from the PP deputies, 33 from the far-right Vox party and the deputies from two small regional parties. In this way, he would not reach the absolute majority of 176 of the 350 deputies in Congress to be invested in a first vote. In a second one, when he would only need more yeses than noes, he would collide with 178 votes against, so he too -in principle- would not be successful.


If the investiture fails, a two-month countdown would be activated during which the outgoing Prime Minister, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, could in turn try to be invested, but if he did not succeed, new elections would be called, which would fall in the middle of January with the legal deadlines.

Source: Ambito

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