Spanish king appeals for dialogue, unity after vote

Spain's King Felipe VI delivered his Christmas Eve message from the Palacio Real in Madrid on December 24, 2015, appealing for dialogue and unity after an inconclusive weekend general election plunged the country into political uncertaintySpain’s King Felipe VI appealed for dialogue and unity in his Christmas Eve message Thursday after an inconclusive weekend general election. The message comes after an election on Sunday which saw two new parties, anti-austerity Podemos and centre-right Ciudadanos, enter parliament with force, ending three decades of two-party domination by the Socialists and the ruling, conservative Popular Party (PP). “Now, what should matter to all, first and foremost, is Spain and the general interest of the Spanish people,” the monarch, who sat in a chair in the throne room of the royal palace in Madrid.

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