Spain: PM Seeks Small Party Support to Try to Snap Deadlock

August 18, 2016 11:31 AM

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Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is meeting with the head of a small party that says it might support his bid to form a new government, but little indicates they will reach an agreement soon that could end an eight-month political deadlock following two inconclusive elections.

Rajoy met with Albert Rivera of the business-friendly Ciudadanos on Thursday, a day after he admitted his party had not studied a package of reforms Ciudadanos presented last week as a condition for talks.

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