Spanish King meets party leaders to break deadlock

Rey Felipe VI

King Felipe will continue 48-hours of meetings today with political leaders to try to establish whether the acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez from the Socialist Party (PSOE) stands a chance to become the new head of government.

The discussions, with 18 different politicians, will conclude with an encounter between the Spanish monarch and Sanchez later, the talks come after the fourth Spanish election in just four years.

After consulting with the representatives appointed by the political groups and the president of parliament, the king will formally propose a candidate and an investiture session take place, according to the constitution.