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Ciudadanos Ready to Work With Sanchez in Spain From Opposition

Pedro Sanchez, right meets with Albert Rivera at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid on May 7.

Pedro Sanchez, right meets with Albert Rivera at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid on May 7.

Photographer: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Ciudadanos, the party that came third in Spain’s election last month, will join the opposition to acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist Party in parliament, but is prepared to offer support on issues of state, leader Albert Rivera said.

“We will offer loyal opposition,” Rivera said in a news conference in Madrid Tuesday after talking for nearly an hour with Sanchez. Sanchez is holding talks with his political rivals to work out how to form a government after he won most seats in the April 28 ballot.