Day of political change as Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera resigns, and PSOE rule out grand coalition

Written by on November 11, 2019

Albert Rivera, the leader of Ciudadanos, has become the first political victim of Sunday’s General Election, announcing his resignation from the leadership of the party, and his retirement from politics.

The centre-right party lost the majority of their seats on Sunday’s vote, dropping to only 10 members of the Spanish Congress of Deputies. Following on from his announcement, a number of high level deputies in the party also announced their departure.

The Election has however failed to provide clarity for the political parties, with no single party or block gaining a majority. Yesterday afternoon in a press conference, PSOE, the party that gained the most votes, ruled out forming a grand coalition with PP, and also ruled out gaining support from sepratist parties.

Catalan independence parties have said that dialogue must now happen between PSOE and the regional parties.

 


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