Six Votes Rajoy Needs in Spain May Turn Up in the Basque Country

  • Basque Nationalists could take Rajoy to brink of majority
  • Regional election may throw up prospect of bargain with PP

Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, greets supporters in Barcelona.

Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

Caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy may have a chance to end Spain’s nine-month political impasse and avoid an unprecedented third election after regional ballots in the north of the country next week clarify the state of play.

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