The Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, Pedro Sanchez, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Spain in a formal ceremony held on Friday, in the presence of King Felipe VI.
This event comes a day after Sanchez received parliamentary approval, securing 179 votes, well beyond the required absolute majority of 176 votes during the initial voting session.
King Felipe VI had proposed Sanchez’s candidacy on October 3rd after Albert Nunez Feijoo, the leader of the People’s Party, failed to gain parliamentary confidence in late September.
Despite winning the early general elections in July, the People’s Party couldn’t muster enough support in Parliament. Sanchez’s renewed leadership brings anticipation for the trajectory of Spain’s political landscape, highlighting both challenges and prospects in the days to come.