King Sets Stage For Possible Government Breakthrough

King Felipe has called a new round of consultations with party leaders amid the possibility of an agreement to form a new government.

After two elections, Spain has been without a government for months, with no party winning an outright majority in parliament or being able to form a coalition.

But indications that Socialists may allow the conservatives to stay in power, and the new talks, have set the country abuzz. The King¨began trending on Twitter.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia preside over a meeting of the Cervantes Institute and Ibero-American ambassadors at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Media outlets are scrutinizing the King´s schedule for signs of when the new government may take hold.

His Majesty has several key events in the coming weeks, including the Ibero-American summit.

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Fiesta Nacional Preps Underway

Crews have been getting the streets and plazas of Madrid for National Day festivities, particularly the military parade tomorrow.

Workers were almost done setting up the King and Queen´s viewing stand, and setting up barriers.

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Military men and women have been arriving in the capital and rehearsing their roles.

Queens Raise Money For Red Cross

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia hit the streets of Madrid in recent days to participate in the Spanish Red Cross’ top fundraiser.

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Members of the Royal Family and King’s Family traditionally appear around the city to greet supporters and raise money.

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Queen Sofia set up in downtown Madrid while Queen Letizia visited Red Cross headquarters.