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Spaniards urge vote in repeat election after talks fail

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Kusai Kedri
Press TV, Barcelona

Spaniards are gearing up for a repeat of the general elections after last-minute party talks and consultations with the King failed to convince Acting Prime minister Pedro Sanchez to form a coalition government. Opposition parties were unanimous in pointing the finger at the socialist leader who blamed them back for the deadlock. 

The latest opinion polls suggest a new election will neither yield a clear winner, nor end the deadlock but they show the socialists would win more seats.

A recent Poll by Spanish national daily newspaper El Mundo suggests over 55% of Spaniards do not wish to hold a new election.

A few weeks into voting, many fear that the much awaited court verdict in the case against Catalan separatists and the imminent Brexit with its economic fallouts would only complicate the situation.

As Sanchez and rivals trade barbs over the collapse of talks to form a government, Spaniards are called to pickup (with your permission I opted for this rather than the already approved "collect") the pieces on November 10. And while everyone expects voters to cast a punishment vote, it's unclear who will end up footing the bill.

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