Pedro Sánchez Will Lead Modern Spain’s First Coalition Government

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Spain’s caretaker socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament, enabling him to govern in coalition with far-left Podemos. The dramatic open vote, by a simple majority of MPs, went 167 to 165 in his favour. He will now form a minority government. It will be Spain’s first coalition government since democracy was restored in 1978, after the Franco dictatorship.