No early elections in Spain, aide to new PM says

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News ID: 23835
Publish Date: 16:43 - 04 June 2018
TEHRAN, June 04 - A close aide to new Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday rejected any prospect of early elections, despite his Socialist party being well short of a majority in parliament.

No early elections in Spain, aide to new PM saysTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Sanchez, whose party holds just 84 of 350 seats, was propelled to head of government on Friday after convincing an unlikely alliance of anti-austerity and nationalist parties to oust the conservatives over a corruption scandal.

"It's clearly unusual to govern with 84 lawmakers but the political situation remains very fragmented and everything suggests a new election wouldn't fix that," Jose Luis Abalos, often described as Sanchez's right-hand man, told COPE radio.

Source: Reuters

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