Spain's Rajoy gets nod for talks on government pact with Ciudadanos

August 17, 2016 1:54 PM

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MADRID: Spain's conservative People's Party (PP) mandated its leader on Wednesday to hold talks on forming a pact with a rival party, though he still faces a struggle to end an eight-month political stalemate.

PP leaders met to discuss the offer from centrist party Ciudadanos to consider backing Mariano Rajoy for a second term as prime minister, provided the PP agreed to a six-point package of political reforms.

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