Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has regained his power in elections on Sunday (April 28). The governing Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) has won the country’s general election with 123 seats. The election event counted an impressive number of 99.9 percent of the votes. The victory gained the party’s chances to form a government with the left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP) and regional nationalist parties. Sanchez became the country’s prime minister after a no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy, from the center-right People’s Party (PP). The PP was ruling since 2011.
Who is Sanchez?
Pedro Sanchez is originally from Madrid. Previously he has worked as a lawyer who has worked with the centre-left party since 1993. Sanchez has served as PSOE’s general secretary since 2014. His performance is especially linked to when the party was in the midst of a downward slope after five years of PP victories. Sanchez found recognition only when he became the socialist leader. He left the role in 2016 only to resume it in 2017.