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Spain’s Premier Courts Allies as Opponents Vow to Obstruct Him

Pedro Sanchez kicked off a new round of talks with rivals in a bid to remain Spain’s prime minister as parties to his political right repeated pledges to obstruct him.

Pablo Iglesias, leader of the anti-austerity platform Podemos, said Sanchez had offered him the possibility of joining a “government of co-operation” after a meeting on Tuesday in Madrid. As Sanchez asks parties across the political spectrum to give ground, the conservative People’s Party and the liberals of Ciudadanos again vowed to stonewall his efforts.