February 11, 2019 / 12:01 PM / 3 months ago

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

FILE PHOTO: Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement on the political crisis in Venezuela at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (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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