Spanish Parliament rejects 2019 budget proposal paving way for snap elections

Pro-independence Catalan parties didn’t back Spanish budget

Spain’s Parliament has rejected a 2019 budget proposal, marking a major blow to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and raising the prospect of a snap general election.

A host of minority regional parties, including the Catalans, refused to support the crucial piece of legislation and voted against the proposal put forward by the Socialist-led cabinet of Sanchez. The prime minister had earlier put his political future at stake, promising that if the 2019 budget is not adopted, he would call a snap election in mid-April.

Source: rt