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Spain gets left-wing coalition government after Sanchez wins parliamentary vote

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Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez secured parliamentary backing by a wafer-thin majority on Tuesday to form a coalition government, ending a lengthy political stalemate. He won a cliff-hanger confidence vote 167-165, with 18 abstentions - the slimmest victory for a prime minister candidate in decades. His party will lead a leftist coalition with the left-wing...

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