Spanish parties PP, in government in Madrid under Mariano Rajoy until last summer, and far-right Vox have this Friday announced an initial agreement to govern together on the city and town councils where they hold a majority following last month's elections.
This decision would only affect 35 municipalities in the whole of Spain, with none in Catalonia. Among the most prominent are Almería, El Ejido and Algeciras in Andalusia, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Majadahonda and Las Rozas just outside of Madrid, and the autonomous city of Ceuta. According to Vox, it's now up to the local teams in each location to agree specific plans in the coming days.
The two parties announced the agreement after a two-hour meeting in the Congress. The PP delegation was headed by the party's secretary general, Teodoro García Egea, and Vox's by its vice-secretary for international relations, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros.
They made no progress in terms of agreements for the autonomous communities where they hope to govern by reaching an agreement with Cs, for example Madrid, Murcia, and Castile and León. After its early election in December, they put just such an agreement in place in Andalusia.