Spanish election: Senior Socialists resign in protest against Sanchez
The leader of Spain's main opposition Socialist party, Pedro Sanchez, has lost his party's support after 17 senior members resigned.
Party representatives hope to force Mr Sanchez out after his failure to form a coalition government.
A Socialist lawmaker told AFP news agency that party leadership must now be dissolved and "passed on to a caretaker administration".
Out of the 35-member executive committee, 19 have quit.
Without a majority, an interim leadership must take over the party.
Spain has been in a political deadlock for the past nine months.
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