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Spain edges closer to a general election

Pedro Sanchéz.
Pedro Sanchéz. / EFE
  • Time is running out before 23 September for the Socialist PSOE to do a deal with left-wing Unidas Podemos

Spain is edging closer to a repeat general election in November.

Time is running out before 23 September for the main party, the Socialist PSOE, to do a deal with left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP) on government to help Pedro Sánchez be sworn in as new prime minister. The PSOE didn't get a majority in April's election.

UP is still holding out for a coalition with ministerial posts, which Sánchez rejects. With no obvious agreement in sight, opposition parties are already gearing up for a fresh national vote.