Day of political change as Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera resigns, and PSOE rule out grand coalition
Written by webmaster 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.
🇪🇸 @Albert_Rivera "Hemos tenido un mal resultado sin paliativos y lo asumo en primera persona" #EleccionesGenerales10N
👉 El Comité Ejecutivo Nacional se reunirá mañana y proponemos un Congreso Extraordinario para que lo militantes de este partido tomen las riendas de su futuro. pic.twitter.com/EhsfSmuqrZ
— Ciudadanos 🇪🇸🇪🇺 (@CiudadanosCs) November 10, 2019
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.