MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday that there was no alternative to a Socialist government that would include some independent members, rejecting once more far-left Unidas Podemos’ demand for a coalition government.
“It’s unfeasible,” Sanchez said, talking of lack of trust between his Socialist party and far-left Podemos after two failed investiture votes in July.
Sanchez was speaking to Socialist party members, NGOs and unions as he presented over 300 policy proposals in a last-ditch effort to secure allies to be sworn in as prime minister before a 23 September dateline. If there is no deal by that date, repeat elections will be held on November 10.
Reporting by Belen Carreno, Joan Faus, Emma Pinedo; Writing by Andres Gonzalez; Editing by Ingrid Melander