Spain’s conservative PP elects new leader following internal crisis

Seville, Spain, Apr 2 (EFE).- Spain’s conservative Popular Party on Saturday officially elected Alberto Núñez Feijóo as its new leader to turn the page on a period of vicious in-fighting that spelled the end for Pablo Casado, once tipped as a rejuvenating force in the outfit.

Núñez Feijóo was the only candidate standing an extraordinary party congress held in Seville, southern Spain, and received 98% of the vote.

The new PP leader, widely seen as a moderate candidate in Spanish conservatism, will now have to focus on stabilizing the party and preparing it for the next general elections, set to take place in 2023.

The PP currently sits in the opposition while the Socialist Party-led coalition maintains a minority government headed by prime minister Pedro Sánchez.

Núñez Feijóo has served as the regional leader of Galicia, in northwest Spain, since 2009. EFE


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