Spain's king picks socialist chief to try to form government

February 2, 2016 7:22 PM

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Spain's king picks socialist chief to try to form government

MADRID Spain's King Felipe has nominated socialist chief Pedro Sanchez to lead talks with political parties to form a government and seek the confidence of parliament, the speaker of the lower house Patxi Lopez announced on Tuesday.

Speaking after a brief meeting with the king, Lopez said Sanchez would need at least three weeks, possibly a month, before a first parliamentary confidence vote can be organized.

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