February 12, 2016 / 6:13 PM / 2 years ago

Spain's Socialist leader hopes for confidence vote at beginning of March

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez said on Friday he hopes to have reached an agreement with other political parties on a coalition government by the end of the month and hold a parliamentary confidence vote at the beginning of March.

Socialists' (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez arrives for a meeting with Startups associations in Madrid, Spain, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Sanchez made the comments after a half hour meeting with acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to discuss a possible pact between his center-right People’s Party and the Socialists.

Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Angus Berwick

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