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Spain: Parliament begins new term amid doubts over formation of govt.

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December 03, 2019 at 16:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Parliament of Spain began a new term on Tuesday with the election of the president and the four vice presidents of the Congress of Deputies during a parliamentary session in Madrid.

The PSOE deputy Meritxell Batet was appointed president of the chamber, and the four vice presidents elected were Alfonso Rodriguez, from PSOE, Ana Pastor, from PP, Gloria Elizo, from Unidas Podemos, and Ignacio Gil Lazaro, from Vox.

Spanish citizens voted on November 10 for the fourth time in four years. It was the second electoral repeat called after parties had not been able to reach agreements to invest a prime minister.

The current negotiations are aimed at investing Pedro Sanchez (PSOE) as prime minister, with the support of Unidas Podemos, to achieve the first coalition government since the return of democracy.

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The Parliament of Spain began a new term on Tuesday with the election of the president and the four vice presidents of the Congress of Deputies during a parliamentary session in Madrid.

The PSOE deputy Meritxell Batet was appointed president of the chamber, and the four vice presidents elected were Alfonso Rodriguez, from PSOE, Ana Pastor, from PP, Gloria Elizo, from Unidas Podemos, and Ignacio Gil Lazaro, from Vox.

Spanish citizens voted on November 10 for the fourth time in four years. It was the second electoral repeat called after parties had not been able to reach agreements to invest a prime minister.

The current negotiations are aimed at investing Pedro Sanchez (PSOE) as prime minister, with the support of Unidas Podemos, to achieve the first coalition government since the return of democracy.

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