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12:00 AM, December 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 13, 2019

Spanish king asks Sanchez to form new govt

Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez with forming a new government even though he lacks support from other parties to form a workable majority in parliament.

After meeting party representatives at the royal palace since Tuesday, as is the norm after an election, the king had formally asked the Socialist leader to attempt to form a government with enough backing the assembly to govern, the Spanish parliament’s speaker, Meritxell Batet, told reporters.

“It is a task which I assume with honour, with responsibility and with enormous gratitude to the Spanish people,” Sanchez told a news conference.

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