Feijo failed to secure a majority in a second vote in the 350-member lower house
The leader of the conservatives in Spain, Alberto Nunez Feijolost a vote to form a government today, paving the way for Socialist caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to seek a deal with separatist parties to secure a new term.
Feijo failed to secure a majority in a second vote in the 350-member lower house, with 177 MPs voting against his candidacy and 172 in favor, and one invalid vote.
All eyes are now on the socialists’ attempt to form a government. If Sanchez’s efforts also fail, new parliamentary elections will likely be held in January.
Feijo had earlier told MPs he knew he would lose the second vote.
“I guess, as expected, I won’t win it. You can call it failure if you want“, said Feijo. He had lost the first vote yesterday, Wednesday.
“Today I will not be able to give you a government, but I have given you assurances and hope,” he added.
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