Clock ticking as Spain races to avoid third elections

President of the Management Committee of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) Javier Fernandez gives a press conference in Madrid, on October 23, 2016Spain’s Socialists voted Sunday to allow the conservatives to take power, likely averting a third election for Spaniards tired of going to the polls. It paves the way for Spain to finally get a government after ten months of political paralysis following two inconclusive elections. On Sunday, after weeks of in-fighting, the Socialist Party’s policy-setting federal committee voted 139 to 96 to allow the conservatives to take power.

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