Pedro Sánchez still Spanish Prime Minister

Pedro Sánchez will remain in post Credit: La Moncloa flickr

The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on April 29 that he has decided not to resign after stepping back from his duties to consider his future.

He confirmed his decision in a TV broadcast from his official residence at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid.

This temporary hiatus was brought about because of a the news that a corruption complaint had been registered against his wife Begoña Gomez in a Madrid Court by the Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) Union which has a reputation of sitting on the far right of politics.

Some thought that it was a damaging move to decide to leave Spain rudderless for five days but the fact that he saw many demonstrators on the streets calling for him to remain may have helped him make up his mind.

Support on the streets
Credit: PSOE

Sánchez determined to stay on

In an upbeat performance he made it clear that not only was he staying but  has renewed vigour saying “I have decided to continue, with more force if possible, as the head of the Spanish government.”

Thanking his party and colleagues in Government for their support he said that he would be making sure that his Government fought such “unfounded” attacks which he blamed on his political opposition.

Fight for dignity

Regarding the fight, he explained “This is not an ideological question. It’s a question of dignity and defines us as a society.”

With elections to the European Parliament due in June, he now needs to turn his attention to that.

There was a sigh of relief in Gibraltar whose Government still hopes to negotiate a successful border deal and their Chief Minister Fabian Picardo commented favourably  on the news  saying “I am very pleased Pedro Sánchez has decided to stay on as Prime Minister of Spain. This is obviously good for Gibraltar.”

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John Smith

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      30 April 2024 • 10:01

      just leave dirty sanchez!!!. No one wants your corrupt rubbish!!!

    • Naimah

      30 April 2024 • 10:01

      I think he´s awful but the alternatives are probably more so….

    • M

      30 April 2024 • 11:36

      One thing is needed in politics ,which should be a royal decree mandating certain government actions requiring a trigger action to put such grubby politics back to the people. not keeping the people’s say at arms length, that is not democracy.

    • D Bath

      30 April 2024 • 14:44

      Wow, no big surprise here…I guess he feels emboldened by the fact a few of his pathetic followers cried for him to stay the corrupt course.

    • D Bath

      30 April 2024 • 14:45

      This guy even looks like a hoser. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

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