Pedro Sanchez during a debate held Wednesday in the Spanish Parliament, on the eve of the vote for his re-election.
Coming second in the legislative elections in July, behind right-wing leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo (PP), socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in power since 2018, was reappointed on Thursday after negotiating in all directions to obtain the support of regionalist groups , including the Catalan independence parties.
In exchange for their votes, essential to the formation of a majority, he accepted several concessions, including the upcoming adoption of an amnesty law for separatist leaders and activists pursued in particular for their involvement in the attempted secession of Catalonia in 2017.
They know they don't have the votes to do what they are doing, said Alberto Nunez Feijoo, who accuses Pedro Sanchez of pitting Spaniards against each other.
Also present at the demonstration, the leader of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, said he believed that this law was as serious as a coup d'état.
The two leaders did not appear alongside each other, although Mr Feijoo attempted to be sworn in as prime minister in September with the support of Mr. Abascal, without managing to obtain a majority in Parliament.