February 11, 2019 / 11:53 AM / in 5 months

Spain's PM considers calling early national election for April 14 - EFE

MADRID, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is considering calling an early national election for April 14, state-owned news agency EFE reported on Monday citing unnamed government sources. Spain’s parliament votes on Sanchez’s 2019 budget proposal on Wednesday, though the ruling Socialists hold less than a quarter of the seats in the lower house and have been struggling to gather enough support to pass the bill.

The government did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Andres Gonzalez; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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