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Extraordinary parliamentary elections to be held in Spain

The months-long negotiations on government formation have failed. The King of Spain, Philip VI, decided not to nominate candidates for the post of prime minister.
Extraordinary parliamentary elections in Spain will be held on November 10. About this acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Tuesday, September 17. He blamed the opposition parties for the impossibility of forming a majority in parliament.

A few hours earlier, many months of negotiations on the formation of a government in the country ended in failure. After meetings with party leaders, King Philip VI of Spain decided not to nominate candidates for the post of cabinet chairman. None of the candidates has the necessary support of parliamentarians, the office of the monarch said in a statement.

The upcoming elections will be the fourth in the last four years. In the parliamentary elections in late April 2019, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSI) won, but it did not receive most of the seats in parliament.

Leftist populists from the party Podemos (We can) could act as potential allies of the socialists. However, insurmountable disagreements between the General Secretary of the ISRP Sanchez and the leader of Podemos Pablo Iglesias led to the inability to agree.

The general election in Spain was supposed to take place in 2020, but due to the fact that the Congress of Deputies did not approve the draft budget proposed by the government for the current year, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the holding of early elections.