State of alarm extended until 7th June

Written by on May 20, 2020

A fifth extension to the state of alarm has been approved by the Congress of Deputies, after the coalition Government gained the support of Ciudadanos and also Basque regional party the PNV.

Emergency legislation will remain in place until the 7th June, after initial plans to extend the emergency controls for a month were scaled back to 15 days.

The vote passed with the slimest majority since the first extension, with Partido Popular, Vox, ERC, JxCat , the CUP and Compromís all voting against the extension.

Tempers flared during the debate, which saw personal attacks made at party leaders.

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