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Spaniards pulling this spring twice to the ballot box

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The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced that on the 28th of april – and so not at the same time with the European elections on the 26th of may – early parliamentary elections are held. Last Wednesday was his budget in the parliament rejected.

It was Wednesday already clear that the fate of the government Sánchez sealed was, when she made the Catalan separatist members of parliament in Madrid, had been unable to convince the budget to approve …

It was Wednesday already clear that the fate of the government Sánchez sealed was, when she made the Catalan separatist members of parliament in Madrid, had been unable to convince the budget to approve it. The premier kept the decision on the question of whether and wánneer he early elections would like to organize a few days in deliberation. May be he wanted to study, the date on which his party in the ballot boxes, the best could score. Two major events he has included in his decision-making: the process of the Catalan separatist leaders and the European – and, in some regions, the regional and municipal elections.

No Superdomingo

May 26, was a logical option. That is Superdomingo, the Sunday that the Spaniards not only vote for the European parliament, but in some regions also for the councils or their regional parliaments. If the parliamentary elections on that day would fall, then all campaigns can coincide and all the manpower and finance can be grouped. But that scenario wanted a lot of regional representatives of the PSOE avoid because they fear that their local campaigns than overshadowed by national issues. The later the elections for them to be held, the better.

Catalans

But may 26, falls in the period that the Supreme court may be ruling on the Catalan separatist leaders suspected of rebellion and/or misappropriation of public money. The PSOE wants to avoid the judgment of the Supreme court on the question of guilt and the punishment of the Catalan leaders are in full campaign falls. The Spanish democracy prides itself on the judiciary is independent, but Sánchez will no doubt be a price to pay for the separatists and their leaders condemned would be. And he will of the unionists the bill if the accused would be acquitted. The process will be an estimated three months and may be completed. So: the sooner the elections come, the better for the PSOE.

The main opposition parties Partido Popular and Ciudadanos were proponents of a Super-superdomingo: all elections on one day.

But this morning, the top of the PSOE decided to have the parliamentary elections on 28 april to arrange a month for Superdomingo. There wait for the politicians to a tough marathon. The choice is also not without hazards for the PSOE. If the party at the national level, is being punished for its policies of the last eight and a half months, the regional politicians, but a month to turn the tide.

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