Spain’s political deadlock over as Pedro Sanchez wins vote to form coalition government

//Spain’s political deadlock over as Pedro Sanchez wins vote to form coalition government

Spain’s political deadlock over as Pedro Sanchez wins vote to form coalition government

Spain’s parliament on Tuesday confirmed Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez by a razor-thin margin as prime minister.Sanchez, who has stayed on as a caretaker premier since inconclusive elections last year, won 167 votes in the 350-seat assembly compared to 165 against, with a decisive 18 abstentions by Catalan and Basque separatist lawmakers.He plans to form a minority coalition government with hard-left party Podemos this time around, in what would be the first coalition government in Spain since…

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