Policy Update

Spanish Socialist and Podemos parties reach coalition government deal

Only two days after Spain’s general election, the social-democratic Socialist Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the left-wing Podemos party have announced an agreement to form a progressive coalition government. Socialist Pedro Sánchez will reportedly continue as prime minister while the Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is set to become deputy prime minister of Spain. PSOE and Podemos still need to seek support from other parliamentary groups including minority regional parties and Catalan secessionists. 

News article – El Diario (in Spanish)