Pedro Sánchez brings back dignity and hope for more social justice in Spain

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Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcome the appointment of PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez as the new prime minister of Spain, following a no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy backed today in the Spanish Congress.
 
S&D leader Udo Bullmann said:
 
“Partido Popular didn’t turn out to be the good pupil that many conservatives praised in the EU, especially Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble, but a party full of corruption, as Spanish courts have proven. And PP still has other open cases. Spanish people deserve better and I am convinced that Pedro Sánchez will lead a government based on honesty and on social policies to reduce growing inequalities.
 
“We know Pedro Sánchez well, and we are happy to have a convinced European partner in Spain. His presence in the Council will be an asset for a stronger and a more social Europe, the kind of EU that citizens are demanding.
 
“We wish him all success with his project for a more cohesive society, investing in people and making sure that economic growth benefits all, especially the most vulnerable and those who suffered the most after the financial crisis. Together, we can build a better future for Spain and Europe.”

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