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- Spain’s center-left Socialist Party has agreed the independence crisis in Catalonia requires a “political” solution.
- This is a small victory for the separatists, whose support the Socialists need to form a government.
- The Socialists and the far-left Podemos won 155 out of 350 seats in the lower chamber of Congress on November 10. Regional parties hold the balance of power.
- The two intend to form a coalition government with the Socialists’ Pedro Sánchez as prime minister and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias as deputy prime minister.