Rajoy Faces Aug. 30 Confidence Vote in Bid to End Spain Deadlock

  • Premier’s party to begin formal talks with liberals Friday
  • Rajoy still needs more support to take office for second term

Spain’s Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a parliamentary confidence vote for the end of the month in his bid to form a government as he inched closer to breaking the country’s political gridlock in discussions about an alliance with the liberal party Ciudadanos.

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