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Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets PSOE's Sanchez to discuss forming government02:28

Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets PSOE's Sanchez to discuss forming government

Spain, Madrid
February 5, 2016 at 19:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias met with Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez in Madrid, Friday, to discuss an eventual coalition of political forces aimed at forming a new government following the inconclusive results of Spain's recent parliamentary election.

After the meeting, both politicians held a press conference expressing their views. Iglesias stressed his party's "willingness to dialogue and negotiate to achieve government of progress," which he said "is incompatible with reaching agreements with right-wing parties." Therefore he hoped that "Pedro Sanchez will choose and will prefer to work with us and United Left."

For his part, Sanchez stated that "we must put an end to the government of Mariano Rajoy and the Popular Party," adding that he assumes the "duty to break the deadlock and build a government of progress and reforms." The Socialist Party leader noted that Iglesias had offered him "an exclusive and selective negotiation" but said that the PSOE prefer "to open a plural dialogue, open to all political parties, to build that government of progress and reforms."

Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets PSOE's Sanchez to discuss forming government02:28
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Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias met with Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez in Madrid, Friday, to discuss an eventual coalition of political forces aimed at forming a new government following the inconclusive results of Spain's recent parliamentary election.

After the meeting, both politicians held a press conference expressing their views. Iglesias stressed his party's "willingness to dialogue and negotiate to achieve government of progress," which he said "is incompatible with reaching agreements with right-wing parties." Therefore he hoped that "Pedro Sanchez will choose and will prefer to work with us and United Left."

For his part, Sanchez stated that "we must put an end to the government of Mariano Rajoy and the Popular Party," adding that he assumes the "duty to break the deadlock and build a government of progress and reforms." The Socialist Party leader noted that Iglesias had offered him "an exclusive and selective negotiation" but said that the PSOE prefer "to open a plural dialogue, open to all political parties, to build that government of progress and reforms."