Suspense in Spain: Sanchez decides to resign at 11am | EUROtoday

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will seem at 11am in an institutional assertion wherein he’ll talk the choice on his doable resignation. A notice from Moncloa experiences this. “Total uncertainty in the face of Pedro Sanchez's silence on his decision” is the opening of El Pais, which like all Spanish media experiences on the local weather in Spain, with bated breath ready for the prime minister of the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) announce whether or not he’ll maintain his job or throw within the towel.

An uncertainty that grew after Sanchez shocked Spain final Wednesday with a 'letter to the residents' wherein he introduced a 5-day 'pause' to mirror on his future, after the Madrid courtroom opened a preliminary investigation on his spouse, Begona Gomez, for alleged corruption, which arose from a grievance by the self-described union Manos Limpias.

And within the face of the impotence of the socialist chief as a result of steady “demolition operation” carried out lately towards him and his spouse, with assaults “orchestrated by the right and the far right” and “with the cooperation of media and judicial sectors ” ultra-conservatives, who have never recognized his progressive coalition government as legitimate. Since Wednesday, Sanchez has remained locked up in Moncloa, in the strictest secrecy, surrounded by his family, responding only to solidarity calls from international leaders and consultations with ministers. While thousands of citizens rallied in support of him on Saturday in front of the socialist headquarters and last night at the doors of the Congress of Deputies, to ask him to 'resist' and stay in his place.

Sánchez essentially has four options: resign, ask for a parliamentary vote of confidence, call new elections or remain in office.

Either of them might upset key legislative plans, in addition to essential elections within the Catalonia area in May and European Parliament elections in June.