MADRID, 16 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will swear or promise his position before King Felipe VI in a ceremony that will be held at the Zarzuela Palace this Friday at 10:00 a.m., as reported by the Royal Family.
The swearing-in or promise will be held one day after Sánchez was re-elected President of the Government this Thursday after obtaining the support of 179 Congressional deputies in Congress. By surpassing the absolute majority of the House, as established by the Constitution, it will no longer be necessary to hold a second vote.
Specifically, Sánchez has received the support of the 121 deputies of the PSOE, the 31 of Sumar, the seven of ERC, the seven of Junts, the six of Bildu, the five of the PNV and the BNG and the Canary Coalition. The other 171 deputies of Congress voted against, which are the 137 of the PP, the 33 of Vox and the UPN.
The president of the Congress, Francina Armengol, has adjourned the plenary session at the end of the vote, which has consumed more than twelve hours of debates, and has been in charge of communicating the result to the King so that the pledging ceremony of the position in Zarzuela.
With the arrival of Felipe VI to the Head of State, the Royal House changed the protocol and allowed senior officials to promise before the King without religious symbols. Sánchez himself was the first to launch this new protocol in 2018.
In the solemn act of promise, the head of the Ministry of Justice acts as chief notary of the Kingdom and other authorities also participate, such as the president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, the president of the Constitutional Court and the presidents of the Congress and the Senate. .