The Council of Ministers approves dissolving Parliament and calling a general election on 23 July

Council of Ministers - 2023.5.29

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Moncloa Palace, Madrid

The extraordinary Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the President of the Government of Spain and after deliberation, has approved the royal decree dissolving the Parliament elected on 10 November 2019 and calling an election for both Houses, to be held on Sunday 23 July 2023.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 5/1985 of 19 June on the General Electoral System, the electoral campaign will last 15 days, beginning at midnight on Friday 7 July and ending at midnight on Friday 21 July. The resulting Houses shall meet in constituent sessions on 17 August 2023.

On the other hand, the Council of Ministers has approved, at the request of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, a royal decree that promotes electric vehicles through the strengthening of aid from the Moves III programme of incentives linked to electric mobility, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

Thus, three amendments have been approved in the requirements for accessing these subsidies: the increase in the number of vehicles that a single applicant can request in each autonomous community, from 50 to 250 cars; the extension of the type of vehicles that can receive subsidies to pre-owned vehicles; and the increase from 30 to 90 in the number of demonstration vehicles that can be sold by dealers.

Finally, the Council of Ministers has also agreed, among other matters, the distribution of 15 million euros to the Canary Islands and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla for the care of unaccompanied migrant minors and an investment of 143.8 million euros for the railway integration works in the urban centre of Montcada i Reixac, in Catalonia.

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