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Spain passes 2023 budget with record social spending

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Spain's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a 2023 budget with considerably increased social and defence expenditure. Spain will spend a record amount of $277.7 billion on social departments, equivalent to around 58% of the total. The country goes to the polls in regional and local elections in May, and a new national parliament will be elected in the autumn.
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Spain passes 2023 budget with record social spending

Spain's parliament on Thursday approved the left-wing government's budget for 2023 which includes record levels of welfare spending to help households grapple with soaring inflation.

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Spanish parliament passes 2023 budget with record social spending | DPA

Spain's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a 2023 budget with considerably increased social and defence expenditure. "This is a budget with historically high social expenditure, so that we can go forward on our way to a more egalitarian and sustainable country," Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted after the bill was passed by 187 to 156 votes. Sánchez heads a left-wing minority government. After doubts about whether the lower house wo…

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