Spain's Socialist party in crisis as rebels seek to avoid third election
Spain's political deadlock has taken its most dramatic turn in nine months as the main opposition Socialist party's leadership has torn itself in two, with members resigning en masse to try to unseat their leader and avoid a third unwinnable election.
A stand-off between the Socialists, headed by Pedro Sanchez, and the conservative People's Party (PP) - which won the most votes but fell short of a majority in two inconclusive elections - has frustrated repeated attempts to form a government.
With the clock counting down to a possible third national election in December, the Socialist rebels... read more
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