Spain's Socialists shift towards enabling new Rajoy government

Spain's Socialists shift towards enabling new Rajoy government
 

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved a step closer to breaking Spain's 10-month political deadlock on Monday as a regional powerhouse of the main opposition party backed allowing him to form a new government by abstaining in a confidence vote.
The Socialists' federation in the southern region of Andalusia said it supported abstention to head off a third parliamentary election in a year.
Its head, Susana Diaz, is favourite to replace Pedro Sanchez as national party leader, suggesting Socialist federations in other regions could follow her lead.
"There is unanimity (within the... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Reuters
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