By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 May 2015 • 15:35
FOR the third time in nine days, Susana Diaz acting president of Andalucia without majority, has been denied the investiture as regional president with the entire opposition voting against it.The 33 members of parliament of the conservative PP party, 15 of independent party Podemos, nine representing Ciudadanos and five from left-wing party Izquierda Unida, have voted no against the 47 positive votes of Ms Diaz’s socialist party PSOE.Ever since she was elected back on March 22, two other voting processes have taken place with the same results.If members of the regional parliament do not grant Ms Diaz permission to be invested in a period of two months after the first voting process (which took place on May 5), she will be forced to call new elections.The session, which began at 11am, lasted only about 13 minutes. To be elected, Susana Diaz only needed the simple majority, that is, more positive votes than negative ones.Podemos, Ciudadanos and IU explained that their votes against the investiture were caused due to Ms Diaz not satisfying any of their requirements which included laying off two members of parliament linked to corruption cases and the commitment of the Junta de Andalucia regional government not to collaborate with banks that carry out home evictions amongst others.
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