Spain and the inconclusive election

Thumbs up for our system.  At least the winner here gets to form a government quickly. Over in Spain, they had an election and people wonder what the point of it was. Who won?  So far no one really knows.

This is the story:     

Spain was plunged into political uncertainty Monday a day after Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s conservative Popular Party narrowly won the country’s national election but without securing the parliamentary majority needed to topple the five-year-old coalition government of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

The result means Feijóo can’t claim outright victory, though he told his supporters he would try to form a government. That process is likely to take weeks or even months as Sánchez may also be able to secure support from smaller parties to form a governing coalition. A new election could also be called.

As I read in news reports, PP and Vox secured 169 seats, PSOE and Sumar 153 but nobody got the magical 176.

What a mess or, this is something like what happened in Canada, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was returned to power by cutting a deal with a small party.     

In other words, PM Sanchez could stay in power by cutting a deal with some of the other parties.  It could happen if PM Sanchez is supported by Junts, a Catalan pro-independence party.

Frankly, I’m disappointed because what we heard from friends is that the vote would be a referendum on jobs. the economy, inflation and a Spanish version of “malaise.”     

It probably was but not enough to form a parliamentary majority.

So check the news because the election is over but forming a government is not.

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5 thoughts on “Spain and the inconclusive election”

  1. Sánchez looks like a white Obama, and Feijóo looks like a dork. Where do they get such people?

  2. Spain, basically, is seriously messed up, but then again, so is the US. Still, I can’t help but think that our Spanish DNA was definitely part of the reason Cubans fucked up so incredibly badly.

  3. Feijóo is a hack with essentially zero personal appeal, meaning the only real reason to vote for the PP was to go with the lesser evil–and the PP is clearly not up to the task of doing what Spain needs done, even if it had a clear majority. Yet, the Spanish could not even manage the elemental adult reasoning which says that you MUST go with the lesser evil even if it’s clearly mediocre. We’re talking about political retardation.

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