Guide to follow a key session | The numbers
This Thursday the XV legislature begins with the constitution of the Cortes Generales, three weeks after the elections have been held. All eyes are on the composition of the Congress Table and on who their presidency is, which is disputed by the popular Cuca Gamarra and the socialist Francina Armengol.
The session begins at ten in the morning, and after discreet negotiations for weeks, the two blocks arrive tied and without a clear result:
The PSOE aspires to add to its 121 deputies the 31 of Sumar; the 7 of CKD; the 6 of EH Bildu; the 5 from the PNV and the deputy from the BNG. They all add up to 171.
The PP, for its part, wants to join its 137 seats with the 33 of Vox and the UPN seat, with which they also reach 171.
To break the tie, the key will be held by the only deputy from the Canary Islands Coalition, Cristina Valido, and, especially, the seven deputies from Junts, the party of the fugitive former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont, whose executive meets early in the morning this Thursday morning to decide the meaning of your vote.
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