Spanish Government Gets Esquerra Party’s Backing for 2022 Budget
(Bloomberg) -- Catalan nationalist party Esquerra Republicana will back the Spanish government’s 2022 budget, helping Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secure enough votes for his spending plan to be approved in Congress for a second year.
Esquerra will vote in favor of the budget bill after reaching a deal with the government to increase the Catalan language content in video and audio productions, party leader Gabriel Rufian said at a press briefing.
Without enough votes among the coalition parties, the government needs the 13 votes from Esquerra to reach the majority of 176 needed to pass the bill this week.
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