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Sánchez calls on a ‘moderate and sensible’ Spain ahead of election

Cs says it’s “prepared to govern and win” and PP warns of pro-independence “chaos”

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17 February 2019 08:48 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Ahead of the snap elections called April 28, Spanish president Pedro Sánchez called on not only the left in the country, but the “moderate and sensible” Spain, to work to avoid a potential far-right government.

“Without mobilization,” warned Sánchez, there could be “a triumph for extremism” and for positions that “could take Spain back 40 years.” He insisted that the past “cannot be the future of any society,” although he added that the Socialist party is “very proud of its history.” “Others,” he said, “will have to explain theirs.”

In his speech in Mèrida he also criticized the People´s Party and its leader Pablo Casado for their comments on abortion, and said the image of the party along with unionist Ciutadans and far-right Vox at the protest calling for new elections a week prior was a “photograph that foes against history.”

Cs is “prepared to govern and win,” PP warns of pro-independence “chaos”

For their part, head of unionist Ciutadans (Cs), Albert Rivera, said in a party act in Barcelona that he accepts the “challenge” of being Spanish president and assured those attending that he is prepared to “govern and win.”

Meanwhile, the leader of the People’s Party, Pablo Casado, said that it’s time to choose between the Spanish constitution, defending the law, and national unity, or “chaos, impunity for those who carried out a coup,” and pro-independence supporters. “Pedro Sánchez had to call elections because we caught him selling Spain to its enemies,” said Casado at a PP act. 

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  • Sánchez speaks at a PSOE act on February 17 2019 (photo courtesy of PSOE)

  • Sánchez speaks at a PSOE act on February 17 2019 (photo courtesy of PSOE)