Spanish Parliament begins to try to elect new government

July 19, 2016 8:33 AM

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MADRID – Deputies elected in Spain's second inconclusive elections last month are taking their seats and starting procedures to try to elect a prime minister and avoid another round of elections.

The deputies will elect a parliament speaker Tuesday who will liaise with King Felipe VI before the monarch begins meeting party leaders — presumably next week — prior to calling on one to try to form a government.

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