Anti-corruption pact holds key to Spain deadlock
17 Aug 2016

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy could secure a second mandate, ending months of political deadlock, if his party agrees, on Wednesday (17 August), to anti-corruption conditions set by the liberal newcomers in parliament.

Ciudadanos (meaning “citizens”), the fourth-largest force in parliament, said last week it would negotiate on making Rajoy prime minister if his People’s Party (PP) – which lost its absolute majority largely because of corruption allegations – agrees to six measures to clean up Spanish politics.

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