Sanchez is again seeking the support of left-wing separatists Esquerra to pass the 2022 budget in coming weeks.
“Two radical parties from across the political divide in Spain could be in govt....”
The clash illustrated the tensions between the two parties of the ruling coalition.
Inflammatory statements and a breakdown in the civility of discourse only serve to advance this.
The new Spanish PM has some major internal coalition problems to over come.
First order of business for the new macro coalition government has been pensions.
Party leaders have spent more time blaming one another for the impasse than negotiating to put together a government.
Deadline is next Monday.
All the main party leaders are meeting with King Felipe later today.
A repeat election in Spain would see the Socialists extend their lead and PP win more seats than in April.
He has until late September to be confirmed as premier or field another candidate.
To be sworn in as prime minister, Sanchez needs to win an absolute majority of at least 176 votes.
Parliament will vote next week on whether to confirm or reject Sanchez as premier.
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