Spain's Sanchez to seek new term as PM in lower house on Nov. 16


© APA | Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

# 13 November 2023 16:30 (UTC +04:00)

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will seek to clinch a new term in a parliamentary vote on Thursday, the lower house speaker Francina Armengol said on Monday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The vote will follow a parliamentary debate scheduled to start at noon local time (1100 GMT) on Wednesday, she told reporters.

Sanchez looks assured of winning a new term with an absolute majority of the 350-member assembly. He won the support of several regional parties - including the pro-Catalan independence party Junts and ERC - in exchange for a contentious law granting amnesty to those prosecuted over Catalonia's attempt to secede from Spain in 2017.