October 17, 2019
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Spanish socialists, "angry" with leftist of Unidas Podemos

 PSOE’s spokeswoman in the Parliament, Adriana Lastra. File photo: EFE

PSOE’s spokeswoman in the Parliament, Adriana Lastra. File photo: EFE

Madrid (EuroEFE).- Relations with Podemos not broken. Spanish socialists are “very angry” with leftists of Unidas Podemos (United We Can, UP), after their leader Pablo Iglesias last week accused acting socialist PM Pedro Sánchez of “lying” to them in July, when they offered the party to be part of a coalition executive, PSOE’s spokeswoman in the Parliament, Adriana Lastra has said.

Spain will hold fresh elections on 10 November, after Sánchez failed to get the support of UP on Tuesday (17 September). The acting PM also failed to obtain the abstention of the conservatives of Partido Popular (PP) and of the liberal-centrists Ciudadanos (Citizens).

Lastra said on Saturday that the relations with UP are not broken, but she that there was “considerable anger” and “very big distrust” between the PSOE and UP after what she described as “blackmailing” strategy of Iglesias. 

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