Belgium to keep record as Spain nears government

President of the Management Committee of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) Javier Fernandez leaves after giving a press conference following an extraordinary meeting of the PSOE Federal Committee in Madrid, on October 23, 2016As the political crisis in Spain dragged on, there had been speculation it might overtake Belgium’s record for the longest spell without a government. Belgium’s spectacular political crisis in 2010-2011 left the kingdom without a government for 541 days (18 months). The void lasted from June 13, 2010 legislative elections until a coalition government of six parties was sworn in on December 6, 2011.

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