PM to go through with budget test
special deployments are in place around the stadiums adBy James Parkes joining streets throughout the PM PEDRO Sánchez anweekend to avoid confrontanounced on Tuesday evening tion between supporters of that he would be presenting the both teams. 2019 budget plan to Parliament
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Separate fan zones have With the PP and Ciudadanos been arranged. Rivers supwarning they will vote against porters in Plaza de Cuzco the budget, the PSOE need the north of the stadium along support of Basque nationalists Paseo de la Castellana, while (which they claim to have) and on the same avenue, but to the their Catalan counterparts south the Bernabeu, Boca who have so far stated they fans will gather around Nuewould not support the budget vos Ministerios. until the 'Catalan politicians’ in
Both teams have equally prison situation' is resolved. shared out 10,000 tickets to the Analysts even speculated final that will be personally the PM could call a general handed to buyers onebyone election in spring even coinciwith an ID bracelet at the Berding with the local, regional nabeu ticket offices. and EU elections in May.
However, the surprising rise of farright wing party Vox in the Andalucía election has had an immediate effect on all party's plans.
The PSOE fiasco does no longer allow for an optimistic forecast for the party if elections are called in spring. Meanwhile, the nationalists parties' could face even more problems if the extremeright party results are carried on to a general election.
That fear is what the PM will be playing on to obtain their support of the budget.
Alternatively, with the glim election forecasts for the socialists, the PM could decide to go ahead without a budget for 2019 and rule applying royal decrees approved in Cabinet only.
This situation could not go on too long however as a vote of noconfidence would always be looming, so analysts now believe the PM will hang on enough to push a possible general election date back to Autumn next year.