Spain's Socialists faces uphill task to form government

March 1, 2016 7:30 AM

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MADRID – Spain's Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez is hoping to persuade a majority of parliamentary deputies to back his bid to form a new government. but the lack of support from other parties suggests he won't be successful.

Sanchez's presentation speech Tuesday will be followed by debate and a vote Wednesday in which he will need a majority in the 350-seat parliament to succeed.

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