Spain’s PSOE re-elect Pedro Sanchez as party leader

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SPAIN’S opposition Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) have re-elected Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon as secretary general.

Sanchez, who resigned as party leader in autumn 2016, was re-elected after receiving the support of 50.01% of votes after 97 percent of papers of Sunday’s vote had been counted.

Susana Diaz, president of the autonomous community of Andalucia received 40.14 % of the votes, while Patxi Lopez was only supported by 9.85% of the party’s voters.

PSOE  is the oldest political party in Spain, founded in 1879. It was the ruling party in democratic Spain between 1982 and 1996, and between 2004 and 2011.

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