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PP grabs control of Madrid region with help of Ciudadanos

Isabel Díaz Ayuso is PP leader in Madrid.
Isabel Díaz Ayuso is PP leader in Madrid. / EFE
  • PP leader in the region, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, secured 68 votes as opposed to the opposition's 64 votes

Approaching three months since the regional elections, the conservative Partido Popular (PP) managed to gain control of the Madrid regional government on Tuesday.

PP leader in that region, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, secured 68 votes as opposed to the opposition's 64 votes, by securing the support of the regional MPs of Ciudadanos (Cs) and Vox parties.

Díaz Ayuso has said it will be a difficult term of office, having to balance all the demands of the two other parties written into her investiture agreement.

PP and Cs will share out the regional ministries which have a budget of 22 billion euros in total.