Spain's Pedro Sánchez wins new term as PM after amnesty deal

Spain's Pedro Sánchez wins new term as PM after amnesty deal
Spain's Pedro Sánchez wins new term as PM after amnesty deal

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - MADRID — After weeks of haggling, Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has clinched a vote in parliament to lead Spain for another term as prime minister.

He has secured a four-seat majority in the 350-seat chamber, after sealing an amnesty deal for Catalans involved in a failed bid to secede from Spain.

The conservative Popular Party won elections in July, but leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo failed to form a majority.

Sánchez told MPs that the amnesty deal would help "heal wounds".

His reliance on two Catalan pro-independence parties to form a majority has infuriated opponents, who argue his proposed amnesty deal for hundreds of politicians and activists will trigger another bid for secession and threaten Spain's territorial unity.

Socialist MPs applauded their leader as the result of the vote was confirmed but MPs were booed by protesters as they filed out of the Spanish Congress building.

Last weekend tens of thousands of Spaniards took part in protests across Spain, and Mr Feijóo has accused the prime minister of pursuing his own interests rather than his country's.

In parliament on Thursday, Mr Sánchez linked attempts to question the legitimacy of his new government to part of a global trend. He referred to the presence of former Fox News TV anchor Tucker Carlson at a recent protest outside the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid.

"We've seen it in the United States, in Brazil and other parts of the world where there is a political right and political far right who do not accept the result of elections," he said.

Several Socialist members of parliament were chased and had eggs thrown at them as they left a cafe near Congress. One egg hit MP Herminio Sánchez and delegates were advised to look after their personal safety in light of the febrile political atmosphere.

Buses hired by right-wing Catholic organisation Hazte Oír drove past the congress building with anti-Sánchez messages on them. One had a picture of Sanchez made to look like Adolf Hitler, with the slogan: "Sánchez dictator."

A hint of the fragility of his new government came from Ione Belarra, whose Podemos party is part of a broad left-wing alliance called Sumar, which is part of the new ruling coalition.

Podemos has so far not been invited to run any of the ministries in the new government. "The Socialist Party likes a leftist regime, a docile left that does whatever the Socialist Party wants," she complained. — BBC


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