Podemos party members give green light to coalition government with Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE

PSOE y Podemos

A ruling coalition to form Spain’s government in Madrid has been given the green light by Podemos party members.

The left wing political party led by Pablo Iglesias saw 97 per cent of votes cast by its members endorse a deal which will keep Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his PSOE socialist party in office.

A pre-agreement had been signed between the two leaders on November 12, but it needed the backing of Podemos members before it could be formally ratified.