Spain's Socialists Will Block Rajoy's First Bid for New Term

December 21, 2015 1:39 PM

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Spain's Socialists Will Block Rajoy's First Bid for New Term

Spain’s Socialists said they’ll vote against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy if he seeks parliamentary approval for a second term, signaling drawn out negotiations over the shape of the next government.

With anti-austerity party Podemos making clear they’ll vote against Rajoy’s People’s Party in all circumstances, the Socialists’ opposition means it’s almost impossible for the prime minister to renew his mandate at the first attempt. The Socialists’ deputy leader, Cesar Luena, declined to comment o...

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