No candidate is able to form a government in Spain. In these conditions, voters will have to return to the polls on November 10, for the fourth time in four years, acknowledged Tuesday, September 17 the leader of the Socialist Government outgoing, Pedro Sanchez.
"The result (consultations between the king and the parties) is clear: there is no majority in the Chamber of Deputies to guarantee the formation of a government," Pedro Sanchez, who is not has not been able since the last election on 28 April to obtain the necessary support to be re-elected to power.
The King of Spain, Felipe VI, also announced Tuesday that he was not going to nominate any candidate for the post of head of government. "No candidate has the necessary support for the Chamber of Deputies gives him confidence," said a statement from the royal palace.
This announcement came after two days of last-ditch consultations conducted by the ruler at the Zarzuela Palace with party leaders represented in the Chamber of Deputies.
A fragmented Parliament
After Pedro Sanchez's first failure to gain the confidence of the deputies in July, lack of agreement with the radical left of Podemos, time was running out. September 23 was the deadline for the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of new elections for November 10.
While negotiations between Pedro Sanchez and Podemos were still deadlocked, the liberal party Ciudadanos made Monday a surprise last minute offer to facilitate the investiture of Pedro Sanchez.
Spain is suffering from political instability since bipartisanship shattered in 2015 with the entry into Parliament of Podemos and Ciudadanos. Parliament is even more fragmented since the emergence of the extreme right party Vox