PES welcomes Pedro Sánchez as Prime Minister of Spain, leading a new progressive coalition government

07/01/2020

Pedro Sanchez - parliament vote

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of the leader of PSOE Pedro Sánchez as prime minister of Spain, who will lead the new progressive coalition government of the country.

This is a great opportunity for the PES member party PSOE and its leader Pedro Sánchez to continue on their European path and their progressive agenda for the benefit of the Spanish people.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

“I am glad that Pedro Sánchez and PSOE now have the opportunity to continue full speed on the progressive path they have been developing, which has been supported repeatedly by the majority of Spaniards.  Pedro Sánchez already proved as prime minister and a caretaker prime minister lately that social justice, solidarity, equality and sustainability are his priority. Now, as prime minister of the new progressive coalition government, he will be doing even more for the good of the Spanish people.”

Pedro Sánchez and PSOE are focusing all their efforts in pulling the country out of the austerity nightmare imposed by EPP led governments in Spain from 2011 untill very recently. Sánchez will lead a progressive coalition government now that will tirelessly work for a more social, equal and sustainable Spain, that will foster a political dialogue within the framework of the Rule of Law to address the territorial challenges.

Pedro Sánchez is truly devoted to the European idea and I am glad that the new progressive coalition government of Spain will defend firmly the values of the European Union and will guarantee them to all citizens and for all regions of Spain”, PES president Sergei Stanishev added.