“I took this decision in light of the results of the elections held yesterday,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a televised press briefing, according to a CNBC translation.
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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called for the Spanish Parliament to be dissolved and for an early general election to be held on July 23.
Sanchez said he had informed Spain’s King Felipe VI of his intentions.
“I took this decision in light of the results of the elections held yesterday,” he said in a televised press briefing, according to a CNBC translation.
“Although yesterday’s elections had a municipal … scope, the sentiment of the vote carried a message that went beyond that. For this, as leader of the government and also as secretary-general of the Socialist party, I assume the personally the results, and I think it necessary to give an answer.”
Sanchez’s ruling Socialist party suffered heavy losses in regional elections held on May 28.
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