WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? (LOW B2)
“December’s election produced Spain’s most fragmented parliament in decades and ended the alternating grip on power the Popular party and the Socialists have had. The emergence of new parties such as Podemos and the centre-right Ciudadanos group, which claimed 40 seats, was interpreted as a sign that Spaniards wanted change.”
“Prospects of a Left-wing coalition government in Spain came closer on Friday when conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told the country’s king that he is unable to form a new government after failing to win a majority in December’s inconclusive parliamentary election.”
The king will now start a new round of talks with party leaders next week. He will now most likely call on the leader of the opposition Socialist party, Pedro Sánchez, to try to form a government. The Socialists came second in the election with 90 seats and appear to have more chance of mustering support from other groups in parliament to form a coalition.
LAST FRIDAY, AFTER RAJOY REFUSED KING FELIPE VI´S OFFER TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT YOU COULD READ PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SPAIN IN MANY INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS:
- WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?
- WILL SPAIN HEAD TOWARDS A LEFT-WING COALITION?
- WILL WE HOLD A FRESH ELECTION?
- WILL 2016 BE THE YEAR OF CHANGE IN SPAIN?
HAVE YOUR SAY….
WE USE WILL TO MAKE PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE BASED ON OUR OWN BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS. WHAT OTHER USES OF THE FUTURE DO YOU KNOW? (PAGE 143)