CRUNCH TIME: For Pedro Sanchez

SPAIN could have to go to the polls yet again after talks between the PSOE and Podemos broke down last night. 

If caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez cannot win a parliamentary vote on forming a new government by September 23, a general election will be called for November 10.

“There isn’t a path to reach an agreement,” said Adriana Lastra from Sanchez’s the negotiating team, after almost four hours of talks.

“We don’t see an exit from this situation.”

“The Socialists aren’t moving from their position of forming a government by themselves?.?.?.?as if they had an absolute majority,” said Pablo Echnenique, a lead Podemos negotiator, who said Spain was now definitively heading towards early elections.

No plans have been made for future talks.

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