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    New Spanish Gov't Is Weak, Unlikely to Bring Positive Changes - Lawmaker

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The new Spanish government headed by Pedro Sanchez, the secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), is not likely to bring any positive changes to Spain, as it will be weakened by the struggle to unite its supporters, Spanish senator Pedro Agramunt told Sputnik on Monday.

    "[The new Spanish government] for sure will bring nothing good [for the country]… It is a very weak government because there are different groups voting for it. They have nothing in common. So it will be very difficult to have agreements with them," Agramunt said on the sidelines of International Forum "Development of Parliamentarism" in Moscow.

    Agramunt, who belongs to the formerly ruling conservative People's Party (PP), stressed that his own movement has a strong presence in the parliament.

    "So now we work as a very strong opposition because it is a weak government," the politician said.

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    Agramunt, former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), added that he could not rule out a possibility of new elections within a year.

    "Probably we will have [new] elections in one year… But for sure the best now is to have [new] elections. This is clear," the lawmaker said.

    The PSOE's May motion of no confidence to then-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was backed by the Podemos movement and several smaller parties. On Friday, Sanchez was appointed the prime minister, while Rajoy became the leader of the opposition.

    The move was following a Spanish court decision, that the PP ruling party guilty of taking advantage of a bribe in a large-scale corruption scheme. The PSOE alluded to this fact in its no-confidence motion.

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