King Launches Meetings On New Government

King Felipe today launched talks with Spanish political leaders ahead of proposing a candidate for prime minister.

The King today met with the heads of the Congress of the Deputies and the Senate. Meetings with party leaders are next week.

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King Felipe with Congress President Meritxell Batet at Zarzuela Palace. Spanish Royal Household

After the meetings, the King will likely tap the Socialist Party leader to form a government.

Even though Pedro Sánchez’s group got the most votes in the recent elections, he needs to form coalitions to govern.

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