Spain’s about to hold a general election
Spain’s about to hold a general election: Here’s what you need to know
Spain is holding a snap election on April 28 and the vote may throw up some surprising results that could have ramifications for the wider political landscape in Europe.
CNBC explains why the country’s latest general election — its third in four years — matters.
Why a snap election?
Sanchez has been at the helm of government for less than a year. He came to power in June 2018 after a vote of no-confidence in the previous People’s Party (PP) administration, under conservative Mariano Rajoy.
Spain’s general election in 2015 resulted in a hung parliament that the main parties could not resolve, leading to a fresh vote in 2016 that saw Rajoy re-elected as prime minister… [read more]