Spain set for new election after coalition talks fail

Spanish Prime minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press Conference after meeting with the Spanish King, at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on April 26, 2016Spain geared up for fresh elections Tuesday as the king put in motion a process to dissolve parliament after months of failed coalition talks that have left the country in political limbo. Following talks with party leaders, King Felipe VI concluded there was no prime ministerial candidate possible more than four months after inconclusive December elections, triggering a constitutional mechanism that dissolves parliament and calls new polls. Bar any last-minute surprise turn-of-events, the new elections will be announced on May 3.

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