Spain’s Opposition Leader Fails in Bid to Become Prime Minister
In a recent development, Spain’s right-wing opposition leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has been unsuccessful in his second attempt to become the country’s prime minister. This paves the way for acting leader Pedro Sanchez to make another bid for office.
Details of Feijóo’s Bid
During the parliamentary session on Friday, Feijóo secured 172 votes in favor of his investiture, but faced 177 votes against. To be successful, he would have needed to obtain a simple majority of supporting votes.
In his previous attempt on Wednesday, Feijóo fell just four votes short of the required absolute majority of 176 votes out of the 350-member parliament.
Next Steps for Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez, the acting prime minister and leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, now has two months and two more attempts to gain support from the parliament. If he fails, the parliament will dissolve on November 27, leading to elections in January.
This breaking news story will be updated shortly with any new developments.