Election campaign begins in Spain for June 26 early vote

June 9, 2016 9:31 AM

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MADRID – Spain's political parties are launching a two-week campaign leading up to a June 26 election aimed at breaking six months of political paralysis after a December vote shattered the nation's two traditional two-party system and politicians failed to create a governing coalition.

Campaigning begins at midnight with rallies led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the conservative Popular Party, Pedro Sanchez of the Socialists, Pablo Iglesias of the far-left Podemos party and Albert Rivera of the business-friendly Ciudadanos party.

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