Spain: optimistic socialists on agreement

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:00:38 +0200

MADRID, 20 JULY - The number two of the Spanish Socialist Party is confident that Pedro Sanchez will be able to close a last-minute agreement with the radical left of Podemos to form a coalition government before next week's vote of confidence. Adriana Lastra, deputy secretary general of the Socialist Party, says she is "convinced" that an agreement will be reached.
Yesterday, the leader of Podemos Pablo Iglesias said he was willing to give up an executive position. A step that unblocked the negotiations that had been bogged down in the previous days.