Spain's Socialist leader says won't back Mariano Rajoy as PM

January 11, 2016 8:41 AM

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Spain's Socialist leader says won't back Mariano Rajoy as PM

MADRID Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez reiterated on Monday he would not back the re-election of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who has called for a "grand coalition" with his People's Party after an inconclusive election last month.

Catalonia's parliament swore in a new separatist leader on Sunday, putting the region's bid for independence from the rest of the country back on track and raising pressure on national politicians to reach a deal on a new government..

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