November 12, 2019 / 1:46 PM / a month ago

Spain's Socialists, Podemos sign government pact

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Socialist acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the leader of far-left Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, signed a preliminary agreement on Tuesday aiming to form what they called a “progressive” coalition government.

However, the combination of their seats is not enough on its own to secure a majority in parliament and they will still need to seek support from other parties for such a government to be confirmed.

Reporting by Madrid bureau; Writing by Andrei Khalip; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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