Spain PM Rajoy Pushing to Form Coalition After Divided Vote

December 29, 2015 12:54 PM

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will push forward with negotiations to try to form a coalition government, after the Dec. 20 election gave his Popular Party the most votes but left it far short of a parliamentary majority.

Rajoy said Tuesday that Spain's best option is a lower house of parliament controlled by a majority that can easily pass important legislation.

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