Spain's Sanchez secures another term, ending four-month deadlock

Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain

© APA | Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain

# 16 November 2023 17:19 (UTC +04:00)

Spain's parliament on Thursday voted to make Pedro Sanchez prime minister for another term, ending a protracted deadlock after an inconclusive general election in July, APA reports citing Reuters.

His Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) had reached separate deals with a number of regional parties to earn their backing, including a contentious bill on amnesty for Catalan separatists that has sparked protests across Spain.

Sanchez's bid garnered 179 votes in favour and 171 against, with no abstentions. The "nays" stemmed from the conservative People's Party, the far-right Vox and the People's Union of Navarre's lone lawmaker.