Pedro Sanchez is the new Premier of the Spanish State - FLASH
Socialist Pedro Sanchez has been elected with 167 votes in favour, 165 against and 18 abstentions.
In a silent Parliament, the speaker called the 350 Spanish deputies to say whether they would support Socialist Party leader Petro Sanchez as the next government leader of the Spanish state.
Sanchez was elected with 167 votes in favour, 165 against and 18 abstentions. Catalan independist deputies of the Esquerra Republicana and Basque independist EH Bildu have abstained to favour the election of Sanchez.