The European Green Party congratulates the new Spanish government formed by PSOE and Sumar. The progressive, green and social coalition agreement makes the Sanchez III government the most Green Spanish government ever.
They all participated in the Sumar coalition, who campaigned on a platform of green and social policies, fending off the right (Partido Popular/EPP) and far right Vox. In the election, Sumar received 3,044,996 votes and won 38 seats in the Congress - including Green MP Júlia Boada Danés, a long-standing and appreciated former member of the European Green Party team in Brussels.
Sumar reached an agreement with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's PSOE on 24 October. 95% of Catalunya En Comú members and 91% of Verdes Equo members voted in favour of the new government programme.
On Thursday, the Sumar group in Congress supported the Sanchez III Government. The new government which received 179 votes in favour, 171 against.
European Green Party co-chairs Mélanie Vogel and Thomas Waitz comment: "In July, Spanish citizens said “¡No pasarán!” to the right and far right. And four months later, the most progressive and Green Spanish government to date has taken office. The government will integrate the Green transition in all public policies, and all climate policies will be socially just. This Spanish victory is a great inspiration for Europe and the upcoming European elections”.
Quoted in the press
The Guardian, Spain: Pedro Sánchez officially re-elected prime minister – Europe live, 16 November 2023