At a packed meeting last night, the pharmacists in Alicante province voted to call off their strike. There were 409 votes for the decision, 36 against and 20 abstentions.
The move came after the Ministry of Finance paid 114 million euros directly to the chemists for the first period owed to them. As long as the regional government in Valencia continue with the payments, the pharmacies will now remain open.
On behalf of the pharmacists, the President offered his apologies to the public for the inconvenience that has been caused by their action.