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Pedro Sánchez: Spanish Prime Minister
Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is a Spanish politician serving as Prime Minister of Spain since 2 June 2018. On 7 January 2020, Pedro Sanchez was confirmed by the Congress of Deputies as Prime Minister with a lead of just two votes, at the helm of the first coalition government since the restoration of democracy in the 1970s, ending the political deadlock that included two inconclusive elections. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having previously held that office from 2014 to 2016.

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Spain's PM meets Catalan separatist leader, sets out roadmap for talks

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez met Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader on Thursday for the first time in over a year to outline an agenda for wider negotiations with the region that are..
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Spain's PM postpones talks on Catalonia until after regional election

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has decided to postpone talks with the northeastern restive region of Catalonia until after the region holds elections, the government said on Thursday.
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wins parliamentary vote to form coalition government [Video]Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wins parliamentary vote to form coalition government

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Spain's Sanchez falls short for coalition agreement once again [Video]Spain's Sanchez falls short for coalition agreement once again

Spainish Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez must wait yet again before he can move forward with a coalition government. View on euronews

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Thousands protest Madrid's 'sell-out' Catalan agreement [Video]Thousands protest Madrid's 'sell-out' Catalan agreement

Spaniards against Catalan independence took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday to protest against a deal struck by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez with seperatists. Adam Reed..

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Spain's PM Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader Torra on February 6

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet with Catalonia' regional leader Quim Torra on February 6, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.
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Spanish PM hopes to meet Catalan leader, Madrid to negotiate deficit targets

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he wanted to meet Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader "as soon as possible" and hoped Madrid would start negotiations soon with the..
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Spanish prime minister to meet with Catalan regional leader

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he would seek to meet with Catalonia's regional leader Quim Torra "as soon as possible."
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Spain's PM names UN's Arancha Gonzalez as foreign minister

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will appoint Arancha Gonzalez, assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the country's foreign minister, the government said on Friday.
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Socialist Maria Jesus Montero named Spain budget minister

Spain's government said on Thursday that Socialist lawmaker Maria Jesus Montero has been reappointed as budget minister as part of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's new cabinet.
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Factbox: Far-left ministers to enter Spain's new coalition government

The Unidas Podemos alliance of hard-left parties is set to take a deputy premiership and four ministries in Spain's first coalition government in decades led by the Socialists of Prime Minister Pedro..
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Spain gets coalition government as Sanchez wins parliamentary vote

Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez narrowly won parliamentary backing on Tuesday for Spain's first coalition government in decades, ending a long political stalemate but leaving him reliant on a fragile..
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Spain's Sanchez wins investiture vote, will lead coalition government

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday secured parliament's backing to form a government and end a lengthy political gridlock.
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"There's no other option," Spain's Sanchez says ahead of investiture vote

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez urged lawmakers ahead of a key vote on Tuesday to back him and his coalition with left-wing Podemos party, saying there was "no other option."
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Amid tensions, Spain's lawmakers likely to back Sanchez as leader

Spain's parliament was expected to confirm Pedro Sanchez as head of government by a tiny margin on Tuesday, as some lawmakers identified as holding casting votes said they were facing growing pressure..
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Spain's lawmakers likely to back Sanchez coalition in tight vote

Spanish lawmakers are expected to vote by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as head of a left-wing coalition government.
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Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, aims for Tuesday vote

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Sunday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to secure support to end an eight-month political..
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Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to get parliament backing to form government

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Sunday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to secure support to end an eight-month political..
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With renewed support from Catalan separatists, Spain's Sanchez seeks backing as PM

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez, seeking parliament's backing to form a government, pledged to resolve the Catalan dispute through dialogue as he received renewed support from separatists..
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Catalan separatists ERC reaffirm abstention in Spain's investiture vote

Catalan separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) reaffirmed on Saturday it would abstain during the Spanish parliament's vote to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime..
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Spain's Sanchez pledges to resolve Catalan dispute as he seeks backing as PM

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez, seeking parliament's backing to form a government, set out his priorities on Saturday and tried to lower temperatures in the bitter debate over Catalonia by..
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Spain's future in the balance as lawmakers head for knife-edge vote

Spanish lawmakers head to Parliament on Saturday for several days of debate ahead of an extremely tight vote that could confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister, breaking the country's..
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Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, is seeking to convince lawmakers to confirm his position and back his proposed left-wing coalition, ending nearly a year of political gridlock.
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Catalan separatists to break Spain's political deadlock

A Catalan separatist party said on Thursday it would abstain during the Spanish parliament's upcoming vote to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister, potentially ending the prolonged..
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Spain's parliament speaker aims for investiture debate, vote on Jan. 4-7

Spain's lower house plans to hold a confirmation session on Jan. 4, 5 and 7 on whether to renew Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister, an official from the parliament's speaker office Meritxell Batet said on..
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Spain's Sanchez promises dialogue on Catalonia if wins confirmation vote

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed on Tuesday to meet with Catalonia's pro-independence regional head provided that the national parliament confirms him as premier - a vote in which..
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Spain's Sanchez accepts mandate to form government amid fragmented parliament

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that he had accepted a mandate from the king to try and form a government, and would contact other parties starting next week to drum up..
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Factbox: Key points of Spanish pact for leftist government

Spain's Socialist acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the leader of far-left Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, signed a preliminary agreement on Tuesday aiming to form what they called a..
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Spain's Socialists, Podemos sign government pact

Spain's Socialist acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the leader of far-left Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, signed a preliminary agreement on Tuesday aiming to form what they called a..
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Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary post-election deal: source

Spain's Socialists of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez have reached a preliminary post-election agreement with far-left party Unidas Podemos, a Socialist source told Reuters on Tuesday without..
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Spain's Socialists promise to act fast to form government as far-right surges

Spain's Socialist party pledged on Monday to act fast to form a government after its leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez gambled on a repeat election that on Sunday night resulted in no..
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Spain faces tough government talks after inconclusive vote boosts far right

Spain's acting prime minister, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, faced the prospect of hard bargaining to form a government on Monday after his gamble on holding Spain's second election this year..
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Spain's Sanchez will call other parties to break political deadlock

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday that he would call other party leaders starting on Monday to tackle a political stalemate after the country's fourth election in four years again..
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Socialists in lead in Spain election, but no clear winner: opinion poll

The Socialists of Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez were seen finishing first in Sunday's national election, but further away from a majority in an even more fragmented parliament with many..
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Spain's Socialists ahead, far-right rises in inconclusive election: opinion poll

The Socialists of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez were seen ahead in Spain's repeat election on Sunday while the far-right Vox jumped to third place, according to an opinion poll by GAD3 published..
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'Significant number' of police sent to Spain's Catalonia ahead of election: PM

A "significant number" of security forces will be sent to Catalonia ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections to make sure that protests that have rocked the Spanish region do not disrupt the vote,..
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Spain's Socialist PM rules out grand coalition with conservatives

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday ruled out forming a "grand coalition" with the opposition People's Party (PP) after a parliamentary election on Nov. 10.
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Spain's Sanchez says there will be no 'online' independence for Catalonia

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, stepping up efforts to control separatist groups and parties' activity on the internet, said on Thursday his government would not allow Catalonia to seek..
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Spain's Socialists lead ahead of election, far-right party Vox jumps

Spain's Socialists' lead in voting intentions ahead of the November 10 election is losing steam, leaving the party of the acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez further from a parliamentary majority, the..
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'Violent groups' looking to extend Catalan crisis: PM Sanchez

The Spanish government has information suggesting there are "violent groups" who want to keep Catalonia in a state of crisis, acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday.
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Exhumation of former Spanish dictator is act of reconciliation says acting PM

The exhumation of Spain's former dictator Francisco Franco was a step towards reconciliation, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, after the general's remains were removed from the..
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Spain's acting prime minister to visit Barcelona

Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, said he would travel to Barcelona on Monday to visit police officers injured in protests that have rocked the Spanish region of Catalonia.
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Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday dismissed a call for dialogue from Catalonia's regional chief, telling him he must first condemn the separatist unrest that is roiling Barcelona.
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Convicted Catalan separatists must comply with sentences: acting PM

Twelve leaders of a separatist movement in the Spanish region of Catalonia must comply with sentences handed to them for their roles in a failed bid for independence in 2017, acting Prime Minister..
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New Spanish poll points to another election stalemate

Spain's second election this year is unlikely to break the stalemate between the main right and left-wing parties, with acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialist Party falling even shorter of a..
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Spain to hold snap election on November 10 after party talks fail

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday called a snap election for Nov. 10, Spain's fourth in as many years, after failing to secure support from rival parties to confirm him as premier and..
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Spain's King says no candidate for PM, paves way for new election

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will not seek a new parliamentary vote to stay on as premier after rival parties refused to back him, the royal palace said on Tuesday, paving the way for a new..
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Spain's Ciudadanos says Sanchez is lying, will vote against him if doesn't comply with its demands

Spain's center-right Ciudadanos party said on Tuesday it would vote against Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez becoming prime minister unless he explicitly promises to meet conditions Ciudadanos formulated..
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Spain's Iglesias insists on coalition deal, seeks delay on decision

Spain's far-left Unidas Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias on Tuesday reaffirmed that he would only support Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's bid to be confirmed as prime minister if he agrees to a coalition..
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Spanish party leaders in last-ditch talks as election deadline looms

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez embarked on a flurry of phone calls with rival party leaders on Tuesday to try to break a political stalemate and avoid the fourth national election in as..
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Conservative leader tells Sanchez will vote against him as PM: source

The leader of Spain's main opposition People's Party, Pablo Casado, told Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in a telephone conversation on Tuesday his party would oppose Sanchez's bid to become prime..
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Spanish center-right leader seeks meeting with acting PM to break deadlock

The leader of Spain's center-right Ciudadanos party has requested a meeting with acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to try to break a political deadlock and avoid a repeat election.
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