Spain’s conservatives win, seek coalition with Socialists

June 27, 2016 11:48 AM

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MADRID — Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday he plans to seek a “grand coalition” with the center-left Socialists after his ruling conservative Popular Party won the country’s unprecedented repeat election.

The Popular Party won 137 seats in Sunday’s vote, 14 more than in a similar vote in December but still short of the majority in the 350-seat Parliament that it enjoyed after the 2011 election.

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