Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Yolanda Díaz, announced her resignation as chair of the ultra-left movement "Sumar" after its poor performance in the European Parliament elections.

Sumar received only 4.7% of the vote, securing three seats, compared to over 12% in the 2023 Spanish parliamentary elections.

Despite resigning from Sumar, Díaz will remain Deputy Prime Minister. “I have an obligation to ensure that frustration with the government is replaced by rights and hope,” she said, adding that the election results prompted political self-reflection.

Díaz, 53, a member of the Spanish Communist Party, recently sparked controversy in Israel by posting a video calling for "liberating Palestine from the river to the sea," seen as advocating for the destruction of the Jewish state.