Spain is only eight months after taking office, the socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez again before the next election.

The Catalan independence parties, on whose support the minority government of the PSOE in Parliament is dependent, voted with the Conservatives and the liberals against the budget of the government. So Sánchez is actually in June, due in 2020 General election according to Reports, prefer to call probably in the spring of the polls.

Possible dates for the 14. or the 28. April, speculated media. “The legislature has died with the budget,” commented the Catalan newspaper “El Periódico”. Whether Sanchez wanted to Express its views in the course of Wednesday to his plans, it was unclear. The head of government left after the vote on the Budget without a word, the Parliament.

Sanchez had rejected the claims of separatist parties from the conflict region in the North-East of Spain to give in. They wanted to achieve as a return for their votes, among other things, that the head of government is speaking out against the court proceedings against the Catalan separatist leader.

Twelve former politicians and activists on trial since Tuesday in connection with the independence referendum in October 2017 in Madrid before the Supreme court, among other things, because of Rebellion. You many years of prison sentences. The separatists consider the process as a “Farce” and the defendants, most of which are for more than a year in detention as “political prisoners”.

Also, wanted the Catalan parties ERC and PDeCAT Sánchez’ consent to a dialogue with intermediaries over more right of self-determination in the Region. Critics had declared, Sánchez had become a “hostage” of the Catalans. Until recently, there had been intensive negotiations of the left forces with the separatists. “But it was all in vain,” wrote the newspaper “El País”.

The 46-Year-old was last June, after a no-confidence vote against his conservative predecessor, Mariano Rajoy trust, among other things, with the votes of the Catalan separatist parties into office. At the time, he had a look in the near future to hold a new election to be recognised, which he had avoided so far.

on Sunday, tens of thousands followed the call of the conservative people’s party, the liberal Ciudadanos and the right-wing populist Vox, and had demonstrated in Madrid for a new election, and the unity of Spain. The slogan of the event reads now almost like an Omen: “For a United Spain: elections now!”

according to surveys, Vox could come up currently in a vote to about 13 percent of the vote. You could move in as the first ultra-right party since the end of the Franco dictatorship more than 40 years ago to the Spanish Parliament.

Recently, there was in Spain at the end of 2015 and in summer 2016 parliamentary elections – is equal to two Times within six months. Due to a strong fragmentation of votes, the country was still almost a year without a regular government. Then the weak conservative government of Rajoy’s held only one and a half years, until Sánchez took his opponents out of the Moncloa Palace.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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