Spain’s Council of Ministers, in an extraordinary session on Monday, approved a royal decree to dissolve the Congress of Representatives and the Senate elected on November 10, 2019, and hold regular general elections for both chambers, scheduled for July 23. 2023. .
In this sense, the electoral campaign will last a fortnight from July 7 to 21, indicates the press release of the Presidency of the Spanish Government published after the Council meeting.
Once the elections are held through this royal decree, the resulting two houses of Parliament will meet in constitutional session on August 17, the same source said.
Pedro Sanchez, head of the Spanish government and general secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), announced on Monday that early general elections will be held next July 23.
The day after regional and municipal elections won by the Popular Party (PP), during an organizational declaration, Mr. Sánchez indicated that the Spaniards must soon make a decision about their political future.
“I have taken this decision considering the results of Sunday’s elections,” he said, adding that it was “necessary to give answers to the citizens.”
According to him, the best thing is for the Spaniards to make a decision, noting that the aim is to “submit the democratic mandate of the government to the will of the people”.
The last general elections in Spain were held on November 10, 2019. The PSOE was the winning party in terms of vote percentage (28% and 120 seats).