King Meets New Parliamentary Leaders

King Felipe today met the new leaders of the Spanish Congress of Deputies and Senate today, a key step in kicking off a new session of parliament following recent elections.

His Majesty first met with Congress President Meritxell Batet, who was 7 minutes late, newspaper ABC reported.

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Spanish Royal Household

The King then met with the new president of the Senate, Manuel Cruz.

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Spanish Royal Household

The King will soon have meetings with the leaders of different parties on the road to picking a prime minister. Socialist Pedro Sánchez will likely remain in the role.

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