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Spain: PP's Pablo Casado closes campaign with harsh criticism of Sanchez

Spain, Madrid
November 09, 2019 at 00:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

The leader of Spain's People's Party (PP), Pablo Casado, ended his electoral campaign for the general elections to be held next Sunday, with a rally in the greenhouse of the bullring of Las Ventas, on Friday in Madrid.

Footage shows supporters of the prime ministerial candidate waving Spanish flags.

In his speech Casado was categorical about an eventual alliance with the Socialist Party, stating that "the People's Party will not facilitate an investiture of Pedro Sanchez, that what makes sense. We have been saying that for six months, the only ones we have said and at the same time we have guaranteed stability. "

Casado also criticized the way that the acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has handled the situation in Catalonia: "What has happened is that there has been neither coordination nor security in the streets of Barcelona and Catalonia, and the worst of all is that Mossos d'Esquadra can even be reprimanded for risking their lives and for being injured," he said.

Spain will return to the polls for the second time in 2019, with a general election set for 10 November. The winner of the April 28 elections, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), was unable to form a government amid months of political instability.

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The leader of Spain's People's Party (PP), Pablo Casado, ended his electoral campaign for the general elections to be held next Sunday, with a rally in the greenhouse of the bullring of Las Ventas, on Friday in Madrid.

Footage shows supporters of the prime ministerial candidate waving Spanish flags.

In his speech Casado was categorical about an eventual alliance with the Socialist Party, stating that "the People's Party will not facilitate an investiture of Pedro Sanchez, that what makes sense. We have been saying that for six months, the only ones we have said and at the same time we have guaranteed stability. "

Casado also criticized the way that the acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has handled the situation in Catalonia: "What has happened is that there has been neither coordination nor security in the streets of Barcelona and Catalonia, and the worst of all is that Mossos d'Esquadra can even be reprimanded for risking their lives and for being injured," he said.

Spain will return to the polls for the second time in 2019, with a general election set for 10 November. The winner of the April 28 elections, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), was unable to form a government amid months of political instability.

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