Spain's King has signed a decree to dissolve the parliament and appoint holding of snap general elections on June 26, local media reported Tuesday.
MADRID (Sputnik) — Spain's King Felipe VI has signed a decree to dissolve the parliament and appoint holding of snap general elections on June 26, as the local political parties failed to form a government before a May 2 deadline, local media reported Tuesday.
In December, Spaniards voted in general election that ended the established two-party system, which existed for more than three decades. The People’s Party (PP) won 123 seats in the lower house of parliament, 64 less than in the previous election. The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) won 90, and left-wing Podemos came third, securing 69 seats. At least 176 seats are required for a parliamentary majority to form a coalition government.
In late April, major political parties recognized the failure to break a 4-month deadlock in picking a prime minister.