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the Socialist Party and the radical left-wing Podemos seal an agreement in principle to form a coalition government

To be confirmed, however, this agreement requires the support of other forces for the government to be invested by the Chamber of Deputies after the legislative elections on Sunday.

The Socialist Party of the outgoing head of the Spanish government and the radical left-wing Podemos have sealed an agreement in principle to form a coalition government, announced Tuesday, November 12, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias. A government composed of these two formations, which had failed to agree a few months ago, will however require the support of other forces to obtain a sufficient majority in Parliament and be invested by the Chamber of Deputies after the legislative elections on Sunday. .

Winner Sunday, Pedro Sanchez has indeed missed his bet to come out strengthened of these fourth general elections in four years in order to put an end to the political instability which undermines the country since 2015. It has on the contrary lost some seats and counts 120 deputies against 123 after the last election in April. The surprise was created by the far-right party Vox which more than doubled its number of seats to 52 out of 350 to become the third party in Spain.

This is why the Socialists are going to seek their support on the left, especially with the radical left party Podemos which has given ground but still has 35 deputies. Even if they have more antagonistic positions on the Catalan crisis, which still agitates Spain.

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